WinXP VPN Server Share Issue, Need help, thx!

By zynizen
Oct 29, 2007
  1. Hello,

    To make this as brief as possible, I followed an article on how to set up win xp vpn server from this website:
    and cross referenced it with:,39044847,39050037-39000223c-1,00.htm

    so, I'm sorry to put you through these articles, however, I just have a small issue I cant seem to resolve.

    I've created the VPN no problem, using service to get in wherever the clients may be. This is for a simple user connecting back to a dedicated computer running this server. so there is nothing else running on the computer ever. I can connect no problem, and the client is given a dedicated IP between through 45. The Server that hosts the files is on (another dedicated IP address)

    I can't see the "shared" folder on the server (192...110) via the VPN client that is logged in.

    I've followed all steps necessary to do this. Both computers are logged into a domain, the VPN XP box can see the shared folder directly (because its internal) no problem, I just cant get access to the shared via the logged in VPN client.

    Is there something I'm missing?

  2. PBNinja101

    PBNinja101 TS Rookie Posts: 48

    that means that your firewalls in your router or hardware firewall is blocking the VPN in some form. Check Port Forwarding.

  3. zynizen

    zynizen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I checked port forwarding on router and all seems OK. again, I think this isn't an external issue. I've checked the actual windows firewall and noted that the 2 ports for vpn traffic weren't in the list of allowed objects, however they were in the list for the specific network port. So, again I will test this tonight and see if adding the vpn pptp/ike/l2tp ports to the generic screen of the firewall will allow sharing on the server computer.

    thanks for your help so far.
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