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hi,
i am trying to setup a server running windows xp. i would like to set it up in way that atleast 10 people can access it from their home or workplace and run an application over the internet( eg: microsoft word). i tried remote desktop but its only good for one user.the computer locks up after one user logs in. could some one please help me.
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by:What90
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You can only have 1 connection using Windows XP as a VPN server and the same for remote desktop. Even if you use XP as a web server the maximum connections you could have to it would be 10 concurrent connections. That's the limlt set by Microsoft.

I'd suggest you'd look at get a copy of Windows 2000 or 2003 server standard. Bothe have a built in VPN server which will take up to 256 concurrent connections. This is a much better solution for what you are suggesting.
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by:tarababu
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even if i setup the server running windows 2000 server operating system, how do i go about setting up a vpn. can multiple users log in and run an application online?
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This is how you set up a VPN server on Windows 2000 Server:
http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-6268-1032135.html

This would allow users to access, via a VPN from each of their machines, your machine with the app running on it.
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by:ewtaylor
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Depending on the app and if it was written for multiple users your best bet might be terminal services http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/technologies/terminal/default.asp
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by:Pascal666
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If you want to do it right (as opposed to cheap) take a look at:

http://www.citrix.com/site/PS/products/product.asp?familyID=19&productID=186

-Pascal
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