Windows 10 Quick Tips – Windows 10 VPN – Computer to Computer

Want to connect a VPN from one Windows 10 computer to another computer such as Windows 7, 8.1 or 10?

On the hosting computer, share your folder out with who you want to have access.  Make sure you audit the folder and have auditing enabled.

Open the Network and Sharing Center,  Click on Change Adapter Settings,  Click the Alt key now click on New Incoming Connections.





Now click on Allow access.   This will create the hosting VPN connection.

On the computer that will be dialing into the VPN, click on the notification area next to the time on the taskbar.   Click on VPN.


Click Add VPN

1 A2 Dial in

Fill in the information (If you use the computer’s name to connect, this may be case sensitive).   Click Save.

3 Test

4 Sign in

5 signing in


You can now navigate to the computer using a UNC (Example: \\AMANDA-PC)

This will provide encryption between the two computers.


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2 Responses to Windows 10 Quick Tips – Windows 10 VPN – Computer to Computer

  1. Mike says:

    Step 1 is a problem for me. The control panel/network and internet/Network Connections application does NOT have a File drop down to even add “new incoming connection”. The only drop down there is “Organize”. Selecting a network interface doesn’t change that. I’m running windows 10 pro 1607.

    See here:

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