Remote Access, Domains, Multiple Offices
Posted on 2006-06-02
I work in a company that is rapidly growing, we have a head office, and then we have two smaller offices in remote locations (with another 3 opening soon). We use cable and ADSL Broadband accounts for our internet & we have Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition at each office. As the system administrator I need to be able to give most users the ability to login remotely. Now I don't want to use Terminal Services because external accountants access the server to go through our quickbooks files and they will have access to everything and it would be rather painfull to lock down everything.
I have been looking at Remote Access Servers (RAS) and Remote Access Gateways (RAG). But I just dont know where to go.
Ultimately I want all users to be able to log on remotely or locally (on the lan) using their 1 username and password and carry their own applications, files & settings.
I am also thinking along the lines of having a seperate domain at each office and have them linked somehow??
I need some sense of direction here
This is probably going to be a painfull question to answer so thanks very much in advance.