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Remot Login To Server

Hi
Can anyone help
does anyone know how to setup a remote login from home to server at work place. i have allowed remote access on the server to individual user, but how do i setup a connection so that user can logon from home into windows 2008 server 64 bit so that they can access all resources including access to all drives. server is running bat file for user to logon to drives.
i have tried few options but no luck may be someone can guide me
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CJ
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CJ
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acurreyCommented:
Is your firewall setup to allow access to RDP, and is the user in question a member of the correct groups in Active Directory?
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CJIT Consultant Author Commented:
Yes RDP is allowed and members are in correct groups. My question is how would we setup from remote PC running windows XP Pro and Windows vista and windows 7. Thanks
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acurreyCommented:
So what happens if you attempt to remote into the box now, and how are you attempting to get to the server, by IP, or some other means?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
So, you have port forwarding setup to forward all RDP information from an external IP address to the Windows 2008 server's internal IP address right?

If you have this config setup then from the remote PC you would only need to type the external IP address into RDP then connect.
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CJIT Consultant Author Commented:
Many Thanks

i can access the server remotly using remote desktop application, and if I access the server using user details then I can still access the server, but that means accessing the server using user details not logodon to server as user. I hope you understand what I am syaing. I want to setup user on their home computer so they can logon to network as they do when they are at work. when they logon at work place they have their own desktop and drives, application.

accessing server remotley is no issue as an administrator or user. i am accessing the server using remote desktop from windows 7 by adding the public ip address

wait for your reply
 
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Darius GhassemCommented:
So, you want the user to connect to their computer? You would need to setup port forwarding for their Workstation or you can setup a roaming user profile so when they logon to the server then will get their profile the problem is this will be a performance hit to them.

So, the easiet way is to use a remote software like logmein.com which is free.

Or port forward to their local workstation.
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acurreyCommented:
Ok, what you want is to have the user see their own desktop? If so you need to NAT a public IP to that users PC's internal static IP, then they can connect using that public IP direct to their desktop and use all the features therein.
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acurreyCommented:
Darisu is correct the easiest way would be to use something like logmein.com, just remember not matter what solution you go with if it has the user connecting to their desktop, and not a roaming profile, you will need to make sue that the desktop is set up with a static IP address.
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CJIT Consultant Author Commented:
Many Thanks to all.

What I am trying to do is like we did in windows 2000 or NT when we had ISDN lines those days. they way I would setup the connection is to creat a dialup connection and in their put the telephone number which was on the other end connected to the server for dial in access. in usere name I use to put user name, then password, then logon to Domain name. so when user startsup their PC or laptop from home or remote office they would get the option to logon to their PC or use dialup to logon remotley and once they logon remotley they would then access their work place as exactly the same as they were working in the office.

I hope this will help what I am trying to say or achieve
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Darius GhassemCommented:
ISDN lines are a lot different then Terminal Server and RDP.

You can setup a VPN server then allow the users to VPN into the system. You can then allow them to RDP to their workstation but this is a lot of steps.

Or you can setup a port forward to the workstation.

Also, you can setup remote desktop web connection.

http://www.tech-faq.com/setup-remote-desktop-web-connection.shtml
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CJIT Consultant Author Commented:
Dear Dariusq
Many Thanks for your reply, this excatly what I want. I would realy apreciate if you can guide me or send me a link how to setup VPN server then allow the users to VPN system.

Regards
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Darius GhassemCommented:
When the users VPN into the system they will not get their desktop until they RDP into their local workstation which adds steps.

Here are steps.

http://www.howtonetworking.com/Windows/2008vpn1.htm

http://www.itechtalk.com/thread1704.html
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CJIT Consultant Author Commented:
I will try all of the above and if any problems I will get back to you.

Many thanks for your help.

Regards
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acurreyCommented:
CJ, just checking to see if Darius' directions were successful in helping you get this setup and working, let us know.
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CJIT Consultant Author Commented:
I will do so I haven't had chance to setup VPN as I have been dealing with other issues like login and desktop etc

regards
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