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    Creating a Server

    I am using Windows 2000 Server Advanced. My goal is to make a server then i can access from anywhere so I can see my files print from printers ect. I want to know exactly how to do it down to the nitty gritty. LOL! If someone can please give me a link how to set this up. I am not sure if you would call it a VPN. My question is, how do i log onto my server from another computer that is not in my network. For example if I want to log on from school. I do have a staic IP so that will not be a problem. I need alll the info i can get. If you need any other information please ask. Thank you!

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    Remote software such as PcAnywhere, or VNC, are more commonly used.
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    Terminal services is a faster interface, and being NT user based means you have better security. The question though is what are you trying to do?

    Are you always going to access the server with the same client? (portable laptop)

    Or are you talking about sitting down at any computer in the world and being able to browse your c: drive?

    Too many possible functions and too many possible solutions to your question to effectively answer without more specific tasks and parameters.

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    I want to be able to sit down at any computer and browse my computer. I also want to be able to sign in using policies. I know how to do policies. I have read about people weho use VPN from home to access there stuff at work. My question is what are they accessing from home??? How do I set it up so I can print to printers on my server? If I set up a VPN what will it change on the computer I am on so I can see my stuff at home???

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    Check out a program called GoToMyPC

    Other than a software solution like that, which is browser based, you are looking at needing to run a VPN client on each and every machine you use to be able to SECURELY do the things you want to do.

    That is the biggest consideration for what you are trying to do. Opening it up for access from any computer in the world to manage files, printers and other network services is going to leave you wide open for attack.
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    Think of VPN just like your workstation is connected to the network. If you're workstation is set to print to a printer shared off the server....then that's where you print. If your remote workstation has it's own local printer, then that's where you'll print.

    Terminal services, as well as remote software such as PCA or VNC....you have your choices of where to print also, at the host, or at the remote. Well, not sure about VNC....but PCA you can.

    I find PCA faster than Terminal services...depends on a lot of things. I use Terminal here at my office rather than walking back to the server room, but use PCA to manage my clients out on the internet.
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    I use Terminal here at my office rather than walking back to the server room, but use PCA to manage my clients out on the internet
    Me too

    The problem with his situation is the "I want to sit down at any computer in the world and be able to access my server" part.

    Doing that without becoming the internet's newest kiddie porn server/open relay mail server/file storage area for ripped french language versions of "Fellowship of The Ring"/zombie for DDOS attack is what I'm trying to push here.

    Most end users setting up setting up "servers" on public IP addresses is a nightmare.
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