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Discussion in 'Networking' started by caminator, Apr 27, 2004.

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  1. caminator

    caminator Thread Starter

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    I am VERY inexperienced with remote access and have many questions. Here is what I am looking to do.

    There are 5 users that I want to be able to have access to our server while they are on the road. I want to be able to make it secure enough to only allow them access to certain files and folders on our server, but not the whole server. What do you recommend I do to allow for this? Do I need to buy a router or modem or soemthing that they can dial into?

    Just FYI: My server is running win2k server. I have cable broadband internet right now.

    Thanks
     
  2. angel

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    What kind of access do they need? Just ftp to grab some file, maybe? Or full blown login with a desktop access?
     
  3. Rockn

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    Terminal services will allow them to log on to a remote console session like PCAnywhere and they would have the same access that they have when in the office. You can set up a VPN and use RRAS and they will have the same access they have if they are in the office, logon scripts and everything will run, map drives etc.
     
  4. caminator

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    If I use terminal services, doesn't that allow them to see the whole server, as if they were sitting right infront of it? What is the difference between VPN and Terminal Services?
     
  5. caminator

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    Angel, it would be beneficial if they could access the shared drives and their users folders w/o being able to see the desktop or have access to the desktop or start menu items. Is this possible, and what's the best way to accomplish this?
     
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