Best way to access shared folder on Windows Server 2008 from off site
Posted on 2010-01-09
I have a server running Windows Server 2008. I've set up a "users" folder that is shared with everyone, and inside I have a number of individual user folders with security permissions set on each, so each employee can access his/her folder, but not anyone else's.
Ok, so far, so good. Everything is working great.
Now some employees need to access their folders from off-site, via the Internet. I know I can use Terminal Services (now called something else, I think) to establish a Remote Desktop Connection, and they can run software right on the server, but I'm hoping to find a better way.
Ideally, they would be able to map the shared drive *on their local machine*, running Word, Excel, etc, locally (offsite) but saving/opening files to/from the remote network resource.
What's the best way to do this?
Thanks in advance for your help!