service endpoint for azure files from on premises

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I wish to confirm support for access "Azure Files" file sharing PaaS service over SMB protocol from on-premises devices while using Azure VPN Gateway with site to site connection from on-premises to Azure and accessing Azure Files shares over Azure service endpoint.

Documentation is clear that private link service is supported. I also think I've read that service endpoint is supported from devices "within the vNet". If I have an on-premises device that accesses the file share from on-premises over site to site VPN connection, can they map a drive if the VPN connection is natted over an IPv4 address and the natted address is added to the storage account firewall? Have read mixed messages. Some say that on-premises is not available over service endpoint, while others say it is. Please advise. Thank you very much!

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  1. msrini-MSFT 9,261 Reputation points Microsoft Employee


    Service endpoints are used to access PaaS services over backbone from Azure VNETs. As you mentioned in the post, Private Endpoints can be used when you want to access Storage over S2S or ER over private network.

    As stated in this doc, here the NAT reference is only for the public or Microsoft peering not for the private peering of ER.

    Karthik Srinivas

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