Does this sound like a VPN problem?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Nick Mirro, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Nick Mirro

    Nick Mirro Guest

    A remote XP SP3 machine vpns to our SBS 03.

    Exchange mail and read/write access to shared folders on the server
    works normally.

    From the server I cannot read the contents of shared folders on the
    remote XP machine while the vpn is connected. Should I be able to?
    Nick Mirro, Jun 21, 2011
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  2. Nick Mirro

    Joe Guest

    Not necessarily. There could be various packet filters in the way.
    Using shared folders requires the SMB/CIFS protocol, and the normal XP
    firewall, if nothing else, will prevent that unless suitably
    configured. If you check the VPN configuration on the XP machine,
    you'll probably see the connection marked as 'firewalled'. I've never
    tried sharing things this way, but maybe someone else has.

    Microsoft has abandoned newsgroups, though a few of us still keep an
    eye on this one. This is where the action is now:

    You'll need a Hotmail address/Windows Live ID to post questions.
    Joe, Jun 21, 2011
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