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How to access shared folder on Windows Server over VPN

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I have a server in our main office that contains our domain "business1.com".

I have users in a remote office that need to access shared folders on that server.

My first question is: How can I join them to the domain.

Second Question is: How can they access the shared folders?

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just vpn in then cmd+r \\servername
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Here is a easy to follow guide I saw recently: http://lifehacker.com/#!5797582/how-to-turn-your-computer-into-the-ultimate-remote-access-media-server

Says media server, but also addresses file servers.
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just vpn in then cmd+r \\servername


Yea I actually did this after I posted. The only thing I had to do was edit the hosts file to add an entry for the server.

Unfortunately it's not letting me map any of the shares. I can still view/copy/edit but can't map it.

Also, I'd still like to add this computer to the domain. I'm assuming I have to add it to VPN and Remote users with active directory. Anything else?

EDIT: Mapping is working now. Just need help adding PC's to domain.

EDIT 2: I think I just need to add a line in the hosts file or lmhosts file so the computer knows where the domain controller is. I'm not sure what the syntax should be though....
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Ok so my new question is:

How can I add the domain controller to the lmhosts file on the client computer, so it can join the domain?

The netbios name of the server is "srv1". The domain is "business1.com".
    
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