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By michaelh ·
I'm running WinNT SP4 with DHCP, I want my staff to be able to access their workstation via an IP, but since our workstations are on a DHCP with private IPs, I can't really do a direct connect to the workstations, so my question is, is it possible to setup pcAnywhere on my server and use the server as a gateway to the workstations? If not what are my other options?

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by walterzalewski In reply to pcanywhere capabilities

For connections through the internet, if your server has a public and private addresses, then yes you can use the NT server as a sort of PCAnywhere gateway. If you are using dial up, a modem would work too. They would log into the server, then have to pull up another PCAnywhere session. The question is why?

Does the staff NEED direct connection to their workstations? Or do they just need access to some services on your network? If the users only need access to files, then I'd suggest settingup a RAS or VPN server and giving access to your file server (or shares on the workstations if you really want to do peer to peer networking).

Perhaps you can give a little more info on what you are trying to accomplish (the end result) and your network setup.

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by shmaltz In reply to pcanywhere capabilities

The big question here is what do you want to acomplish? which you did not bother asking.
If you want just the ability to take over a workstation for technical reasons (like troubleshooting) then the way to do it is setup a RAS server that clients connect either thru the internet (VPN) or thru dial up. once they are connected thru the RAS they are on the local network and when the will open up pcanywhere they will be able to see that computer.
If what you want to acomplish is remote networkingthen go with Terminal Server (its free in Windows 2000).
Either way you will have to make sure if you use a firewall that its configured correctly so user can log on from the internet either to a VPN server or to a terminal server.

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