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Hello!

I need to find out how to connect remotely via web from my house to my office, using th Remote Web Workplace but I don't know how to configure it.

Could anyone help me with this?

Thank you,

XBedoya

p.s. That would allowed me to use all the resources at the office once I am on my ofice PC desktop right?
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by:rsivanandan
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First you need to make your machine visible on the internet, then you can go for a variety of solutions. Check out with your administrator (if you are not), if this is possible because most of the networks will have private ip addressing scheme inside the network.



Cheers,
Rajesh
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by:XBedoya
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How can I make my machine visible on the internet.

My configuration at work is as follows:

- DSL modem - VPN Router - Switch - office computers/printers


I have already a VNP tunnel wiht one office branch and I need another one but for any reason the VPN equipment is not connecting the oher side that is the reason why I would like to try the Remote web workplace option at that end if applicable.

 
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by:rsivanandan
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3 ways to do it;

1. Have a VPN Configured (PPTP/L2TP) from your machine to your VPN Router. Then you can access all the work computers.

2. Do a static natting for your internal ip address of the machine to a public ip address.

3. Do a port forwarding using the external interface Public IP to forward the 3389 port (for RDP) to your machine.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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by:Rob Williams
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I made the following up the other day. You find it helpful:

If you wish to access using RWW (Remote Web Workplace) follow the following steps:
-On the SBS, under administrative tools open the "Server Management" console. In the console click on Internet and e-mail on the left, and on the page that opens on the right, choose connect to the Internet, even though you may have done this before. The wizard will allow you to add to, or change your present configurations. If you already have an Internet connection you really only need to make one addition, but just verify the current options and click next through the screens. If you only have one network adapter configured, you will be prompted regarding the firewall. One network adapter is fine, click no to viewing documentation, and continue. On the "Web Services configuration" page, if it is not already enabled, check "Allow access to only the following web site services", and check the box for "Remote Web Workplace". If "Allow access to the entire web site from the Internet" is already checked that is fine too, but as a rule I recommend you only enable the services you plan to use. Then just continue through the next options and finish.
-If only administrators are connecting you are done on the server. If others wish to connect, and have access to their own desktop, with their existing permissions, they need to be added to the Remote Web Workplace Users Group, located under "Security Groups", again in the Server Management console.
-Then on the router, at the SBS site, you need to forward ports 4125 and 443 to the SBS. You can find details regarding port forwarding at:
http://www.portforward.com/english/applications/port_forwarding/RemoteDesktop/RemoteDesktopindex.htm
On that site click on your router model to see details. However, this is for remote desktop, port 3389, not RWW ports 443 and 4125,. Substitute the port numbers and configure.
-From the remote site it doesn't matter if it is just a DSL connection, a DSL with a router, or even a dial up account there is nothing to configure

To connect; in a web browser enter your public IP such as  https://66.66.123.123/remote  (don't forget the 's' on the end of http)
-If you do not know the public IP, from a web browser on the SBS, log on to http://www.whatismyip.com and it will advise you.
-If you have a domain name registered with that IP you can use that to access  http://mydomain.abc/remote
-If you do not have a static (fixed) public IP you can also set up a DDNS service that will assign you a domain name, and track the changing IP so you can always simply use the domain name to connect. Get it working, and then if this is an issue you can deal with the DDNS service afterwards. I prefer www.dyndns.com, but there are many others such as www.no-ip.com
-When the connection starts you will be asked to accept an SSL secure certificate
-Then a logon window will appear where you enter your username and password.
-On the first page you will be given the options available to you. As an administrator you will have access to servers, but users will only see desktops.
-The first time the web page is viewed on any computer, it will ask to install an Active-X control when you try to log on to a computer. allow it to do so. If XP you may get the message bar at the top warning the Active-x control was blocked. Rick click on the bar and allow installation. You may then need to click on the logon option to a computer again. There is a little delay while the component is installed.
-Then you will be asked again for your username and password.

It works very well and is quite secure. As mentioned earlier there is a webcast outlining RWW features.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833983
Good luck with it.
--Rob
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You could also use www.logmein.com
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by:XBedoya
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Thank you for all your comments. I will be testing each option and see what works for me.

I am reading the guide that Dbergert had suggested. As soon as I get this thing up and running I will let you know.

XBedoya
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I don't have SBS. All the machines are Win98,2000,XP in the servers are only used as storage. I don't have a domain thru a server.

Can I still do this?

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by:Rob Williams
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You mentioned earlier you wanted to use Remote Web Workplace. That is not an option if you do not have SBS 2003. Sorry, should have mentioned that but I assumed........ <G>

If using multiple platforms your best bet is to install a VPN router, and connect to that, and then use VNC, or the simplest and least expensive option is to use JamesTX10's suggestion of the free version of LogMeIn.
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by:XBedoya
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Sorry I did not know that it was only for SBS I heard about it that is why I was tying to find out.

I will look in to this new info and let you know.
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by:Rob Williams
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Not a problem at all. There are lots options for remote connection, if you need more suggestions let us know. You are limited a little bit because of the multiple operating systems, but it can always be done.
Good luck with it.
--Rob
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