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Is it possible to access Azure VM filesystem via machine IP? So given two virtual machines

  • SERVER1
  • CLIENT1

Can I get to CLIENT1 file system from the SERVER1 by

\\{CLIENT IP}\c$\temp

I can't seem to do it. I can ping the VMs from each other but I can't see the machines on the network. I know that you can use an Azure file share to do this but I'm trying to prove something works through Citrix (to be deployed on physical boxes) but I have to do this on Azure as there are no test servers available.

Many Thanks

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You need to make sure that the below ports have been opened, and allowed from only each other:

  • Microsoft file sharing SMB: 135-139 TCP and UDP
  • Direct-hosted SMB traffic without NetBIOS: 445 TCP and UDP

If you are able to, ensure that you create these connections over private networking where possible. If it must traverse a public network, create an IPsec tunnel. NEVER OPEN THESE PORTS to the public internet.

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