Need best way to share files with 3 remote computers
Posted on 2009-02-11
I'm having a hard time sharing files that are on a SBS 2003 with 3 computers remotely connected.
Here's what I have now:
SBS 2003 on Dell server
Remote office 1 - connected by VPN router to router (Netgear Router) over cable modem.
2 Computers in office 1
Remote office 2 - connected the same way as 1
1 computer in office 2
Remote office 3 - connected with SonicWall VPN client over cable modem
What's being shared are MS Word and Excel files.
Currently, I'm using Microsoft Folder Synchronization. That's not working too well anymore. Access is slow, and files disconnect unexpectedly with lost changes. I had thought that Folder Sync would have sensed bad connections, and used local copy automatically.
I experimented with MS terminal server, but that's quite slow. I can try a copy of Citrix Access Essentials, but if it's built on top of Microsoft Terminal server, I'm afraid it won't be much better.
I have thought of synchronizing folders, then somehow having the computer work with the local copies, and at the end of the day reconnect and sync. I don't know if this is possible.
I had tried SUSE Linux / Novell iFolder, but that is difficult for me to get support with.
I need a solution. The client is getting upset, and I am stressed.