We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Remote Access via Internet Explorer

alanblackmadmax
on
695 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
We recently installed a new Dell PowerEdge server which came preinstalled with Windows 2003 SBS.  I setup some users and configured Exchange OWA to allow them to view and send mail via any PC outwith the company which works a treat.

I believe that you can access your local desktop and use all its functionality and transfer files by a similar method doing away for the need for predefined VPNs etc.  I have tried in vein to get this functionallity up and running both on the internal network and from outside, but cannot get it to work?

Can anyone assist me?
Comment
Watch Question

Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal Consultant
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Most Valuable Expert 2016
Top Expert 2014

Commented:
You are referring to Remote Web Workplace.  What errors are you getting internally?

From the server, if you go to http://localhost/remote, what happens?

Jeff
TechSoEasy

Author

Commented:
Internally when we type this using the server name instead of localhost it logs in OK, but externally when we use the server name or the external IP address the page cannot be displayed?
Principal Consultant
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Most Valuable Expert 2016
Top Expert 2014
Commented:
This one is on us!
(Get your first solution completely free - no credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal Consultant
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Most Valuable Expert 2016
Top Expert 2014

Commented:
By the way, my comment about localhost was to use that ONLY on the server.  It would, of course, not work on a workstation.

Jeff
TechSoEasy

Author

Commented:
A final question, when a user logs in remotely they get the choice of connecting to Server or Client Desktops.

Is there anyway to lock them down to only thier own Desktop?


Regards

Alan
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal Consultant
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Most Valuable Expert 2016
Top Expert 2014

Commented:
Only Administrators get that choice.  Regular users have a completely different menu.  Log in as one to see.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
Unlock the solution to this question.
Join our community and discover your potential

Experts Exchange is the only place where you can interact directly with leading experts in the technology field. Become a member today and access the collective knowledge of thousands of technology experts.

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.