OpenVPN is a solution you install on your Windows server that creates a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN is a protected network connection that allows external Internet users connect to the internal network. After the user makes the connection, the user can map a network drive. The VPN software gives the user access to the network, but you use the Windows drive mapping command to connect to the shared resource.
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Click the Windows 7 "Start" Orb after you connect to your VPN network. Select "Computer" to view a list of drives.
Click the "Map a network drive" button at the top of the window. This opens a drive mapping wizard to help you create the shortcut.
Select a drive letter from the drop-down box. Click "Browse" to open a window that helps you search for the shared resource. Double-click the computer name that contains the shared resource, then click the folder listed. This sets the "Location" text box.
Click "Finish" to map your drive. The wizard closes, and you are returned to the window with a list of drives. Notice your mapped drive is now shown.
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