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guru05
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External access to Horizon Workspace and sharing of network folders

I am using Horizon Workspace 1.5

We have some some shared folders on our internal network that we would like to share on the Workspace. Things I have noticed is that you can share it but

1) It shows up as .lnk on the web client and you cant really see the sub folders/ files. You can however view the folders on the desktop client anyways to change that.

2) When I try to access the said folder through an external network.. it wont even let me view the sub folders. If I VPN into the office first and then access the folder it works. I was wondering if there is  a way to change that ?

Thank you

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vedeht
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Are you talking about folders within Horizon Workspace file sharing??  Or an internal file share? 

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guru05
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I am talking about our internal file share. Is there a way to bypass using VPN?

Thank you

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pbjork
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External access to CIFS shares (which it sounds like you are trying to accomplish) is not supported in Horizon Workspace 1.5. You can only make available Horizon Files folders/files.

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guru05
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Well its not supported on the Web and Mobile apps. It works pretty well on the windows desktop client.

So when I am at work, I can browse the sub folders/ files of our internal share which is being shared in the Horizon folder, For eg

At the office : Horizon Folder (Windows client)>> Internal Share (Test folder) >> All files and Subfolder

Now when I am not at the office, I have to VPN in to get to that sub folder. But since its being shared on Horizon can I just bypass the VPN and be able to get on it?

At home with VPN: Horizon Folder (Windows client)>> Internal Share (Test folder) >> All files and Subfolder

At home without VPN: Horizon Folder (Windows client)>> Internal Share (Test folder) >/> CANT GET HERE

Thank you

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