How to connect to Shared Network drive when not on the network?

  1. Georgeilots's Avatar
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    How to connect to Shared Network drive when not on the network?


    How do I connect to a shared network drive I have setup on my Windows 2012 R2 standard server at home, from my Windows 10 pro laptop is at work?
    Do I have to setup a vpn on windows 2012 server and connect to it from my laptop? Someone told me something about doing it that why, but I'm not sure?
    Can someone please help me out.
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  2. Posts : 264
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    Follow this tutorial and you will have a VPN setup on your server. It worked as advertised when I set my home server up.
    Sysads Gazette Setup a Windows Server 2012 VPN - Page 2 of 3 - Sysads Gazette
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  3. Georgeilots's Avatar
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    WOW! Thanks!
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  4. Posts : 264
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    Be sure to let us know if it worked for you too.
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  5. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    The server will have to be set to stay powered on all the time (if it isn't already).
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  6. Georgeilots's Avatar
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    Thanks guys, I will be trying that out later tonight, as it is my friday night now and I got two days off to play with all this.
    I'll let you know how it goes, thanks.
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