Remote access for each user on the network
Posted on 2004-09-07
I currently am supporting a network with 35+ users on a Windows 2000 Server DC. This particular network is also running Exchange 2003. My client has requested that I set up remote access priveledges for ALL users on the network. There is a "Public" drive that is mapped to each users workstation in the office, and this is the primary location that needs to be accessed remotely for all users.
I have looked at Terminal Services, but I am not sure how I would (or IF I could) configure this for each user. I have also looked at utilities such as "GoToMyPC.com", which seems to be useful, but I still am leary.
I am also curious if I can some how integrate the "Public" drive into their OWA so that they can access this drive remotely through the use of OWA.
There is also the issue of laptop users who take their workstaions home with them each night, and would not have a physical system on the network to log on to. That is unless I used the file server, which is something I am trying to stay away from at this point.
Basically I am fishing for some suggestions that will provide my client with the best possible solution available - Keeping cost and security in mind all of the way.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.