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Publishing Azure file sahre as UNC path to multiple remote computers without VPN?

Folks,

What is the equivalent of the SHared network folder (UNC Patch) that is accessible using Windows Explorer \\IPaddress\folder1 ?

I'm planning to move an old 3rd party application that was using Visual Basic and Visual C++
accessed by multiple remote offices using \\10.10.125.150\App1 and \\192.168.17.188\App2 from each of the user's desktops.

So rather than using a VPN from each remote site to the head office, then access the application using the UNC path like the above, May I know what's the Azure equivalent, so I can just publish the Public IP address and then set the Access List using NSG?

Note, App1 and App2 do not work when I copy-paste to DropBox or One Drive, even though the files are accessible from the remote sites PC without VPN.

Thank you in advance.

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The UNC path format is \\<storageAccountName>.file.core.windows.net\<fileShareName>. For example: \\anexampleaccountname.file.core.windows.net\example-share-name

Let me know if that doesn't resolve your issue or if you have further questions please let us know.



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@deherman-MSFT, OK, so in this case I assume I just need to deploy as the normal StorageAccount and then publish Azure File Share?
Therefore, no need VPN to access this UNCPath from anywhere in the world globally, as long as the NSG is allowing the IP address of my home.

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