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How can I access shared files in my windows 2003 file server  from Ipad

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I need to access the shared files (mainly word and execl) in my windows 2003 file server using my iPad. My file server and ipad in the same LAN nework. Is it possible to create and short cut in my Ipad for this shared drive in windows.
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You'd have to use application on the ipad to achieve this. Such as FileBrowser; and there are plenty more...
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This may help:
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4094
Regards, Joe
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FileBrowser is freedownload or licensed.?
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Technically the iPad won't see the 2003 machine without an App to assist.  What you may want to do (if allowed by the network security weenies) is install Dropbox on your local network PC and map a Dropbox folder to whereever your shared docs are.  Then install Dropbox on the iPad and you'll be able to instantly access the docs from anywhere.
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It's not free but not expensive and you'll be hard pressed finding anything remotely similar that's free
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You also could use a RDP client to set up a remote desktop session to a server or workstation.

I am using iRemoteDesktop ( http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/gratis-remote-desktop/id394062949?mt=8 ). The free version is limited to one system. With the payed version you can use (save) more RDP connections.

An other option is using one of the several filebrowsers. Some of it are free and some aks a small fee.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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Another idea along the lines of RDP is LogMeIn Ignition:
https://secure.logmein.com/products/ignition/iphone/

It's not free but 30 bucks is pretty reasonable. I use it on my Android smartphone and Android tablet, and it works very well. I'm guessing that the IPhone/iPad version, which came out first, also works well. I've been using the LogMeIn PC app for many years (FREE!) to help friends and family with their computers remotely and it has always worked well, too. Regards, Joe
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I also use FileBrowser (http://www.stratospherix.com/products/filebrowser/) and Files Connect from Antecea (http://www.antecea.com/). I both purchased them throug the app store for a small fee.
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