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By michaelh ·
We have an one east coast employee that needs to have access to our west coast data. What would the most effective solution for him to access our servers real time. We are running an aDSL connection. We also have a Goldmine database residing on our west coast office that he would need to access, but syncing every night is a big hassle is there a way for him to access it real time? possibly pcanywhere on an open workstation? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

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by richard.dafford In reply to WAN

If you are running 95, 98, or NT the best method is to add a modem to the server and set up RAS. Then when he calls in as far as the computers are concerned he is on the network, he can access anything just like he was physically in the office.

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by OTL In reply to WAN

You don't mention if he is mobile or stationary, if stationary 2-Frame Access circuits with a small PVC would work (main computer in home/office, stay continously logged in and password protect screen saver) PVC is very inexpensive.
Also microsoft has a product called

Microsoft connection manager

This creates a thin-thread client that operates off the server, initial connect is a little slow, but brings up a desktop that looks like he is in the office using the server, very fast.

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by aekland In reply to WAN

PCAW works but the screen updates can be bothersome. If setup speed or simplicity is important a PCAW box is easy to setup and configure. You can setup a VPN server to allow him to connect. This works great if he has a good connection where he is at(home or office) he could also dialup locally and then connect. Also several options with Terminal Server on 2k which may provide the best performance for him.

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by Bill Cassada In reply to WAN

For only one employee VPN may be too costly. pcAnywhere can be VERY effective if the user can connect via the net. If the data is sensitive I would recommend that he either dial-in (long distance) or use the VPN option. If the user has a high-speed line to access the net where he is, than the screen refresh rates should not be too bothersome unless he is actually working real-time off of this setup.

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