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I am using dreamweaver and flash to develop a web page, and I need to be able to edit the web page directory through my LAN.  I have set up a client account on the server. I have also enable the remote access on the server.   When I type http:/serverName/ConnectComputer in the address of my browser from a remote location(in the intranet or LAN), all I get in the browser is a HTTP Error 404 - file or directory not found.  

I would like to be able to modify files in the web page directory of the server from a computer connected to my homes wireless network.  I believe that the application that I am trying to run is called the remote desktop.  I probably just need to find the instructions on the server, but I haven't been successful in finding said instructions yet.  I Appreciate any help that can be offered.
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by:Olaf De Ceuster
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In IIS>Websites>default website locate connectcomputer and under security settings allow all IP's to access the website.
You need a VPN Tunnel for this to work because workstation will restart twice.
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Ok.  Anonymous access is granted in the properties of the connect computer folder.  Unfortunately, the computer that I am trying to use as a remote station has Windows XP Home Edition.  When I Visited the HTTP://serverName/ConnectComputer, an index of the folder appeared.  I wonder, does anything in this folder create a security threat? Anyway, I clicked on the default.htm link and a Network Configuration page appeared.  I clicked on the 'connect to the network now' link and that's when I discovered that XP Home Edition is not supported.  Maybe I need an older operation system on the client computer?
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by:Olaf De Ceuster
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You do need XP Pro or Vista to use the connectcomputer wizard.
You realise of course that the connectcomputer is only used to join the domain? That cannot be done with Home version.
Do you really need to join the domain? Using the small business connector (VPN) in RWW and importing the certificate will give you direct access too if the SBS server was setup in standard fashion.
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I've been reading the help files about the RWW and VPN.  I have not been able to connect.  I have not been able to find out anything about importing the certificate.  Could you please give some more detailed instructions to help me out?
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Olaf De Ceuster earned 2000 total points
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For RWW to work you need the following:
A permanent IP address and a DNS A record pointing at that IP to make it user friendly.
If SBS is already using SMTP for your emails you will probably be able to use the name mail.yourdomain.whatever.
To make this work you need to run 2 x wizards in Server Console> To Do List.
Point 2: Internet Connection Wizard. For the certificate: use mail.yourdomain.whatever.
You also need to run:
Point 3 in the to do list: remote access.
In order for the user to be able to use the VPN (Small Business Connector) they need to be a mobile user (use the add user wizard).
In regards to your Broadband router: Either run it in bridge mode or open the following ports to your server NIC: 21 for FTP, 443 for SSL, 444 for RWW, 1723 for VPN, 3389 for TS, and 4125 for RWW.
Over and above you need to enable GRE protocol or PPTP pass through.

Once that's done: from workstation in IE : https://mail.yourdomain.whatever/remote> Make sure "public computer" is not ticked, View and install certificate at the certificate prompt and say yes,  login with a mobile user account and password.
Download and install the "Small Business Server Connection"
If any of this needs further clarification please do not hesitate to ask.
A bit more info in this forum as to your internet setup:http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=220275
A how to in regards to the internet connection wizard:http://www.sbs-rocks.com/sbs2k3/sbs2k3-n2.htm
Olaf
Click the shortcut it created on your desktop to initiate the VPN connection.
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by:GarrettChristopherson
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Well, I have a question.  Do you know how to access the broadband router configuration menu?
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by:GarrettChristopherson
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I reconfigured my router and am now able to connect.  I guess my next move is to install some software on my laptop that will allow me to see the desktop of the server?
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by:Olaf De Ceuster
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No, to see the server desktop use the remote desktop connection All programs>Accesories>Communications>remote Desktop and enter the external IP address of your server. You need admin rights to do this.
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