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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by vane0326, Apr 14, 2008.

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  1. vane0326

    vane0326 Thread Starter

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    I have a user here at work uses a Windows Xp laptop. Right now he is using OWA to view his emails. But how can he be setup to have access to the network to use his public folders and such?


    He takes his laptop everywhere goes he would like to have full access to the company network.
     
  2. pllobell

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    You will need to set up a VPN to allow him to connect to the network from home. With a VPN, it will be as if he is physically in the office, as far as the network is concerned.

    Are you familiar with VPNs and how to set one up?
     
  3. vane0326

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    Little bit is any instrutions how to set it up?
     
  4. bubblegum47

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    Try using GOTOMYPC.com You can access from any where
     
  5. skinnywhiteboy

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    A VPN would be the best and most secure. What types of remote access technologies does your company currently use??
     
  6. vane0326

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    Well right now the user is doing remote desktop connection from home to his asstiant computer at work ( Only on the weekends ) but he would like just connect to our company network without using anyone's computer at work. Is that possible? I found this link below I read it and it's little confusing maybe because this is my first time doing this. Is this link is the right way of doing this?

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/russel_02july15.mspx
     
  7. skinnywhiteboy

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    Well that link just tell you how to create the connection on the client side. Save that link, but now look at this one:
    http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-1035-5805260.html
    .........If you have Windows 2000 Server or 2003 Server at your location, this link will tell you how to set it up on the server side.
     
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    I have 2 servers one is the file & print server that also house our public folders and the 2nd server is our Domain & exchange. Which one should I do it on or do I do it on both of them?
     
  9. skinnywhiteboy

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    You can add the role of VPN server to your file server I guess. In a perfect world, you would probably want a dedicated server to control all remote access.
     
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    Thank you for replying skinnywhiteboy. I'm stuck what option I should choose its asking me This:

    How do you want IP addresses to be assigned to remote clients?


    || Automatically

    If you use a DHCP server to assign address, confirm that it is configured properly.
    If you do not use a DHCP server, This server will generate the addresses.


    || From a specified range of addresses




    I'm not sure what to pick but we use a static IP Address on all of our computers here.

    What is your opion?
     
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