How do I connect to my server over a wan?
Posted on 2010-01-03
I just built my first server. Windows Server 2K3. I have a fixed IP address at the main office, and I want to set up a client of the server at our new branch (mini-branch..... 1 machine, one phone). I am planning on moving us all to a server client environment and I have succesfully set up a client locally, but now my concern is how will I set up the client machine at the branch so that when someone logs on at the branch it will look like their desktop as if they were logging on at headquarters.
I guess conceptually I'm thinking I need to register the fixed ip address as a domain name, and then when the client machine at the branch tries to connect to the server, it will resolve to the fixed ip address and and find my server at the headquarters.
(I am leaving the organization in it's current workgroup setup until I am confident that we can make the migration, so I am doing all this with test machines).