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windows explorer to be using asa smart tunnel

i can configured RDP using Smart tunnel but now i want users open their windows explorer and they should be able to access the inside network files

can it be done ?
what are the steps i need to allow explorer to go from the tunnel ?
shall i just add the application and map the drives ?

Please help
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mohannitin
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You should be able to open Windows Explorer, Tools, Map Network Drive and access your files. I do that through VPN tunnels all the time.

If you have difficulties:

1. Ping the IP address of the remote site to make sure you can see it.
2. Map the network driver by IP address of the remote site in case you have DNS issues.
3. Check firewall settings as firewalls can block connections.
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mohannitinAuthor Commented:
are you referring to  VPN client or any connect VPN, because i am talking about web-VPN

and using smart tunnels.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have not heard of smart tunnel. Any tunnel I have ever used is an encrypted VPN tunnel.
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mohannitinAuthor Commented:
smart tunnels in web VPN

Please see the screen shot.
i have allowed RDP to use the smart tunnel but want windows explorer should be able to browse internal network

User experience :
loginto https://firewall external ip/
tunnel get auto started
minimize the internet explorer window
open RDP( mstsc.exe) loginto the internal desktop /server using windows application : no java no applet no active x

no need to install any application on client PC like cisco vpnclient or any connect software.

Please help i want windows explorer should be able to access the internal network.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The screen shot does not get any useful information.

For the internal network you wish to use, try the following:

NET USE Z: \\IP_of_internal_network\folder

What answer do you get?
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mohannitinAuthor Commented:
no , it didn't work
i can not ping the internal host but when i use RDP i can loginto the internal devices

i have implemented ssl  web vpn and using smart tunnel
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Make sure you have different subnets on each end.

Make sure the VPN (SSL) settings are the same on each end.

Check firewalls carefully on each end (allowing the IP ranges being used) because firewalls can block pings.
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mohannitinAuthor Commented:
sorry its a web VPN : i am not assigning an ip address to users PC
they just have web interface via browser
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The inability to ping a remote system is firewall, DNS or other like setting. Impossible to know which one, but those are the settings that affect Ping.
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