How does a WAN looks like (in windows)?
Posted on 2004-09-01
This is an easy one.
I've never seen a WAN working. I'm just familiarized with LANs where you can access files (in windows) using UNC paths like \\local_server\share\directory\file or using the Network Neighborhood. What happens in a WAN? can I access shared files the same way just opening them like \\remote_server\share\directory\file ?.
I have a small MS Access database file that works fine over LAN networks, and I want to know if it can be opened in remote locations by different users (through a WAN). This file is just a standard MS Jet DB, with no client-server architecture at all.
Thanks for any help.