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Windows 10 Blocking Incoming from Cisco VPN

Desktop is Windows 10 and I have several shared drives.  Shares work fine when I'm on the same network.  When outside the network, connected back through a Cisco VPN all shares are blocked.  If I turn off the Windows Firewall shares are available.  Need some help on how to make these available without turning off the firewall.
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
I was reading something about NAP, Network Access Protection Enforcement for VPN. Do you have this enabled?
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tparrettAuthor Commented:
Have never heard of this...so I'm thinking no.
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
According to what I am reading its installed on the server.
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tparrettAuthor Commented:
The machine I'm trying to connect to is a Windows 10 desktop not a server.  The machine I'm connecting from is another Windows 10 with the Cisco VPN connection.
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
And the Windows 10 machine is on a domain???
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tparrettAuthor Commented:
no
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
Are you allowing Windows File sharing on your firewall?
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tparrettAuthor Commented:
Yes - it works fine when I'm in the network...the problem is only when I'm outside the network.
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
Next test, can you go to the command prompt and ping the server? Let me know if it pings.
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tparrettAuthor Commented:
just to clarify - - not a server....it's a workstation and no I can't ping.
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
You mentioned shared drives? Where are they located? For me they are located on a server?
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tparrettAuthor Commented:
I have multiple drives in my Windows 10 desktop computer that are shared.
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
Ahhhhh ok. I was not clear where they were. Can you tell me the steps on how you remote to this Windows 10 PC? DO you use VPN then RDP to the machine?
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tparrettAuthor Commented:
I connect to the VPN and open File Explorer \\192.168.1.20  from their I navigate to the drive I want.
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
Does the Windows 10 PC use a static IP or DHCP?
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tparrettAuthor Commented:
static
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
OK... this seems like an odd fix, can you have someone set up the machine as DHCP reboot, then put it back to static. How come you are not using the hostname?
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tparrettAuthor Commented:
Fixed the problem - - Went into Firewall Advanced Rules and filtered by File & Print Sharing - - for all the enabled rules (predefined on install) I added the VPN ip network # for Remote IP Address under the Scope tab.  VOILA.  Issued fixed.
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
I did mention the file and print sharing in a previous comment? See above.



Your Comment 2016-08-04 at 15:18:29ID: 41743190

I asked you are you allowing file and print sharing on the file wall.
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tparrettAuthor Commented:
Solved the problem without any additional assistance.
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