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Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by Dustin_m, May 18, 2006.

  1. Dustin_m

    Dustin_m Active Member

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    so my roommate set up a VPN for our server at home. now when i am at school and i log onto it, it connects, but i don't know how to pull up the explorer window to look at the files on the server. does anyone know how to do that?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    type in: \\yourmachinename

    thats the name in your computer properties

    note, a folder must be shared and have rights for you to look at for "Everyone" or set up the proper crudentials.
     
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    Dustin_m Active Member

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    well my roommate got me on there when he was showing me all the stuff, i just can't remember. he's always out of town for work, so i never get to ask and find out.

    so your saying to type on the server name in the address bar?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yeah, or start->run-> \\machinename\share
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    \\machinename\c$ will get you the C drive, as long as you are an "administrator" on that machine, through your VPN login.

    you can do the same for any of the drives on that machine, d$ e$
     
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    That is only if the drives are shared, and shared as c$. You can be an admin all you want, but if the drives aren't shared you are SOL. Microsoft wasn't THAT stupid.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    you dont need them to be shared.
     
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    If you have a VPN Setup so that you can access anything on any PC on the VPN as long as you have admin rights, then you have something setup SERIOUSLY wrong.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    if you're domain admin, and cant, then you may as well be another vanilla user.
     
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