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I have a remote Windows 2008 Server (hosted on Rackspace Cloud). I would like to have multiple VPN clients to connect and mount a shared drive.

I was able to set up the VPN, but I can't seem to figure out how to mount the shares. Also, since I am VPNing into a single machine (not really on a network), should I configure my VPN in a different way?


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Do you want to mount that share in a linux-client or windows-client? – wullxz May 19 '11 at 23:39
Mount or map? If you want to map it to a drive letter, you can use the "net use" command – Nixphoe May 20 '11 at 0:13

If you can access your server with an IP, you should be able to connect/mount a share if your firewalls are configured properly.

On Windows you can just klick "Map Network Drive" at the "Computer", enter your servers IP-Address and the sharename like this: \\server-ip-address\share

On Linux, you can use mount, but you need additional packages (cifs-mount and samba-client). Then you can mount your share with mount -t cifs -o user // /mount/point. A better and complete explanation for this can be found here (works for other distributions like debian too)

As the link is dead, here is a link to a cached version at the web archive:

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The Linux link is dead. – happyhardik Apr 26 at 10:59
I added a link to a cached version from the good ol' web archive ;) – wullxz Apr 26 at 11:08

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