Windows 10 VPN client into Mac Server

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  1. doodledaddy macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone had any joy in getting a Windows 10 client to VPN into a Mac Server? I have the Windows 10 PC connecting and authenticating. I can ping the server but when I try to map a network drive I get a username and password box pop up. I enter the details that work on a Mac Client but no joy.

    I have Mac clients connecting via VPN and accessing the shares fine - but can't get the Windows client to join the shares.

    I have smb selected in file sharing.

    Any help appreciated. Cheers
     
  2. seismick macrumors member

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    I had the same issue with Windows 8.1, and after perusing multiple forums, a change to the registry settings is what ultimately worked for me. After a clean install of Windows 10, the same thing was required. Here's the link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/926179
     
  3. doodledaddy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi seismick, thank you - I have applied that registry edit and it does allow the VPN connection through to the Mac Server. However I can't seem to connect onto the shares - any tips on how you did that? Cheers
     
  4. seismick macrumors member

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    The settings on your Windows 10 VPN adapter are finicky - here are mine (control panel -> network connections -> [right click on your VPN icon, click properties]:
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  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Just a note, once the VPN connection is successfully established you are going to have to manually map the shares using the local IPs rather than the public IP.
     
  7. doodledaddy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Altemose - thanks for this. Yes I can ping the server with the local ip address from the PC once I have made the VPN connection, and when I go to map the share a windows dialog asked for the username and password. I use those that work for the Mac when I VPN in but the dialog just pops back again. Any thoughts? Cheers
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Are you using the short account name when authenticating on the PC?
     
  9. doodledaddy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes the short name - cheers
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Is it only Windows 10 clients having issues?
     
  11. seismick macrumors member

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    FWIW, I had a similar issue following an automatic upgrade from win 8.1 to win 10, where I was able to ping my server (and other macs) but they would not populate in the "Network" folder of windows explorer. I could attempt to log in to each machine by typing the full path, but then would be repeatedly asked for credentials and could not successfully authenticate. A clean install fixed it (with the registry tweaks that I passed along before). Your situation may be different...
     
  12. josephms macrumors newbie

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    Hello...i have the same issue...anyone did something that worked? Please give me a reply is urgent.
    Thanks in advance
     

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