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I have machines both on windows 7 and windows 2008 R2.The VPN is up and running, and on all machines the VPN network is set to Home, and router network is set to public.

What I need, is a secure and convenient way to share folders. I have set up shared folders, and everything works fine.

However, the only solutions I have come up with are:

-Shared folders are accessed by everyone This is not good, since even over the public network (not VPN) people can access the folders

-Password protect folders This is not good either, as the folders seems to be accessed through all networks, but requiring a password. Someone could crack a password, and anyway its inconvenient to have passwords stored and whatnot.

What I would ideally want: Shared folders are accessed freely, by ANYONE on the VPN network, and ONLY through the VPN network, without the password.

Note: Home/Work and Public network "advanced sharing" options seem completely bogus to me, since some settings seem to be universal for all network types. Other settings seem to not affect anything!

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Set the Windows Firewall to block all SMB Sharing traffic on the Router Network, and Allow for the VPN connection (Incoming Connections on Windows 7)

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Thanks for the reply, I'm going to try this out now – Mihalis Bagos Jan 4 '12 at 8:35

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