Setting up to Work Remotely

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We're just looking at setting up the ability to access select work computers
from home. I read through some old posts and found the link below which gave
some good info. However, I'm not clear on how to actually make the
connection without having a VPN. The article said VPN or establish a remote
access service connection. We don't have a VPN but I'm not sure how to do
this otherwise. Can anyone help?

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getstarted/remoteintro.mspx
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    flls04 wrote:
    > We're just looking at setting up the ability to access select work
    > computers from home. I read through some old posts and found the
    > link below which gave some good info. However, I'm not clear on how
    > to actually make the connection without having a VPN. The article
    > said VPN or establish a remote access service connection. We don't
    > have a VPN but I'm not sure how to do this otherwise. Can anyone
    > help?
    >
    >
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getstarted/remoteintro.mspx

    You don't have to use VPN, but it does add an additional layer of security.
    You can open up port 3389 inbound to the LAN IPs in question through your
    firewall. If you have only one public IP, you'll want to take a look at
    http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Multiple_PC_RD.html

    If you have a dynamic public IP, you'll also want to use something like
    www.dyndns.org or www.no-ip.com
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    You don't need a VPN if your willing to open ports on your firewall so individual workers can access
    individual machines. See this page for help and examples of that...

    http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/Multiple_PC_RD.html

    For basic help with Remote Desktop including logging information...

    http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/RemoteDesktopSetupandTroubleshooting.html

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    "flls04" <flls04@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3B417FCA-0198-470A-83A0-7D838B9DAF76@microsoft.com...
    > We're just looking at setting up the ability to access select work computers
    > from home. I read through some old posts and found the link below which gave
    > some good info. However, I'm not clear on how to actually make the
    > connection without having a VPN. The article said VPN or establish a remote
    > access service connection. We don't have a VPN but I'm not sure how to do
    > this otherwise. Can anyone help?
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getstarted/remoteintro.mspx
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    In article <3B417FCA-0198-470A-83A0-7D838B9DAF76@microsoft.com>, flls04
    @discussions.microsoft.com says...
    > We're just looking at setting up the ability to access select work computers
    > from home. I read through some old posts and found the link below which gave
    > some good info. However, I'm not clear on how to actually make the
    > connection without having a VPN. The article said VPN or establish a remote
    > access service connection. We don't have a VPN but I'm not sure how to do
    > this otherwise. Can anyone help?
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getstarted/remoteintro.mspx

    If you have a firewall for your internet connection, contact the vendor
    about VPN client software that the users can install at home.

    If your Firewall supports PPTP as the firewall as an end-point, then
    users can use their Widnows XP systems to VPN into the firewall and the
    firewall rules can allow access to the internal systems.

    I would NOT expose any ports directly to the workstations from the
    internet, at least not using the standard ports used by most of the apps
    available.

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