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Remote access to resources. What am I trying to do?

By raid0 ·
Sorry for the ignorance, currently a sys admin for a smaller company so AD and other Enterprise solutions can be confusing to me.

My goal is to eliminate Citrix if possible for remote users. Is there anyway they can logon to their local machine and map a network drive here in the office? Would this be VPN? Is AD required? (not currently using, only TS) Or could subnetting accomplish this?

Any guidance is appreciated. Thank you.

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VPN

by scott_heath In reply to Remote access to resource ...

There are 3 easy solutions to your problem that I can think of off the top of my head.

1. LogMeIn.com
2. Soho Router with VPN support
3. Windows Server using RRAS for VPN

How many users do you have? How many servers do you have?

Regards,
Scott

http://scottisageek.spaces.live.com

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Users

by raid0 In reply to VPN

Approx 12 remote users with one application and one data server. From a very brief glance, RRAS looks like it might be an option. Thanks.

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RRAS

by scott_heath In reply to Users

Can be a pain to cook. I know it sounds a little weird at first, but take a look at LogMeIn.com. The cost is reasonable and I love their product.

Good luck!

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Eliminate Citrix? you mean Metaframe? or Xenapp?

by CG IT In reply to Remote access to resource ...

or do you mean Terminal Services? TS is simply, to use the new buzz word, "cloud computing" [client/server applications].

Sun has a decent product offering other than virtualized Terminal Services. Secure Global Desktop.

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Metaframe

by raid0 In reply to Eliminate Citrix? you mea ...

Currently use PS4 and have no plans on going to Xenapp. $12k+/- does not seem worth it for a dozen remote users. We were previously using it to host applications via terminal services. However, all users have the same programs needed on their desktops. I would like to have them utilize their local applications and simply access the data on the network.

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