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  • VPN
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Office
  • Network Drive
  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
October 25, 2010 5:19:05 PM

I am looking for a way to just have access to my network drive on my office network when i am away. I have a windows 2003 r2 server. I was told a VPN was a good option, but i have never dealt with a VPN before. Any ideas I could achieve what i am looking for? If a VPN is what i need, could someone point me towards a walk-through or manual. I am pretty network oriented but unfortunately i never had to use a VPN. Thanks in advance!

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October 25, 2010 8:05:59 PM

You could simply do something like Remote Desktop Connection, Port Forwarding on the router to point to your server. Port 3389 would need forwarded.

No where near as secure as a VPN though but easier to set up. would be a place to start for configuring a windows 2003 vpn.
October 26, 2010 1:16:15 PM

Remote Desktop sharing is the one way to solve your problem. for multiple alternates and professional solutions for this, you need to design a custom application or tools like video conference manager. video conferencing application will make you free form VPN or other complex experiments
November 7, 2010 12:44:32 PM

I need to be able to print remotely as well. Any other ideas?