Need Help Mapping Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by John Lane, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. John Lane

    John Lane Guest

    Running Vista, I have made a VPN connection to a remote PC over the Internet.
    I can then use Remote Desktop Connection and take control of the PC. However
    what I want to do is map it as a Network Drive, but the folders are not
    visible in File Explorer. I have turned on Network Discovery in the firewall,
    but still nothing. What do I do to get it to work? Thanks.
     
    John Lane, Feb 5, 2010
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  2. John Lane

    John Lane Guest

    I forgot to include that when I do Map Network Drive, I click "Connect Using
    Different Name", and key in id and pw of remote PC, but it does not find the
    folders.
     
    John Lane, Feb 5, 2010
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  3. It could be the name resolution issue. Can you ping the remote computer by
    IP? If Yes, you may try to map the shared folder using IP. Or this search
    result may help.

    a.. Name resolution on VPN
    Name resolution is big issue in VPN access. If your VPN server doesn't
    setup correctly or the VPN client can't receive the VPN DNS and WINS
    settings, ...
    www.chicagotech.net/nameresolutionpnvpn.htm - Similar

    a.. VPN name resolution and browsing
    Q: VPN name resolution and browsing. After I successfully connect to
    the VPN Server remotely, I cannot browse the network, and see other
    computers and ...
    www.chicagotech.net/Q&A/vpn1.htm


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    Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\), Feb 5, 2010
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  4. John Lane

    John Lane Guest

    Oppps! Helps when I type in the path name correctly (Ie., two preceding
    slashes)!
     
    John Lane, Feb 5, 2010
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