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Hello all, seems my involvement with computers has grown and I've found my self in the need to access a shared folder on a server. I've read some documentation and managed to set up the folder as a
share, for this I created a local group and for now just one local user that has access to the
share, the folder is in the
public user folder and it's permissions should be (and I believe they are) read/write. The problem is that I can't connect from a remote machine I mean I don't know how the way it should be accessed, the server has a public IP and we use it also as a host to our website I don't know if that affects it though, the folder will be used as the "keeper" for the QuickBooks company files and has the database server manager installed. I've tried setting up a VPN Connection to the but no success. The server has a domain name a "http://www.example.com" that redirects to our website, I am unsure if it could be accessed that way, also the
share has a location displayed when I right-click > properties
Heres what I've tried
Setting up a VPN Connection (Windows Vista and 7)Got to the point where I got asked for credential and entered the user I created (which is not an admin) but I got a "Connection fail error 800" I suppose this is because in the
domainfield I entered the servers
right-click > add network connection (Windows 7)Went through the wizard until I reached the point of entering the location, tried many things, the name in the
I'm quite unfamiliar with this, so I have my guesses:
- Since the group and user are local they do not have access to the folder.
- The firewall in the server is blocking my connection.
Anyways, any help and guidence is truly appreciated.
As @tony roth pointed out it may be a security fail, an I commented it out to management and said that that is not an issue, so please bare with me.
I've found out that the real question could be streamlined to "Sharing folder in a Virtual Private Server?", as thats what we have, a virtual private windows server 2008 R2, and I would like to know how to make it show like a normal folder in the client computer.
Thanks again for all of your support.