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i have a server 2000 with 25 users ..and i have 6 logical drivers shared with local users..
at the same time i have a computer for mail server and internet connection my connection is dsl 12 mb/s with router.
we have another office outside ours ..and they want to connect to one specific driver that i called knowledge manage system to create folders and files and it will be shared between the two offices..
i don't know how i can do this ..means let them connect only to this drive.(w:)
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Hi,

There is a number of ways that you can go about implmenting the remote access.

1a) Site-To-Site VPN between your main office and the remote office(provided that you have the hardware to support it)

1b) Client-To-Site VPN (could be an IPSec or clientless SSL VPN)

2) A cheaper alternative would be to use NetDrive to simulate an FTP site as a network mapped drive (http://www.netdrive.net/home.html)


Of course depending on which solution you decide, you have to weigh the security aspect against the cost and ease of use for users....

hope this helps :)
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by:asaidi
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thank you very much for your answer and i think i go with netdrive..as i think it is easy
then i install netdrive in the second office and which computer i will install the same software is it in the server or any pc in the network
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no problem.... glad to be of help.....

but I have got to remind you again that Netdrive runs in FTP which a an unsecured way of sharing resources..... only use it to share non-sensitive data of your corporation :)
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yes i will share only one drive means w: where there are some folders and files and the second office will use this drive and also they can add folders files etc...
the first two methods i am not familiar with them really
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by:asaidi
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Hi
is there any simple way to share one of my logical drive with another office ..
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