for our users we redirect mydocuments to the main server, so that they are all backup in one location.
This causes issues to remote users, as they have access mydocumements over the VPN link (slow)
Is there an alternative way?
I am really wanting to have it so that the mydocuments are stored locally on the laptop for these users, but also "mirrored" onto the main server, so that they are backed up.
users are either on Windows XP - or Windows 7 - and the server is Windows 2003 and Windows 2008
The latter is quite effective for split site organisations with reasonable levels of hardware at each site but 'RoadWarriors' are generally best put on a TS/RDP or Citrix Server. Microsoft Office Licensing can get a bit complicated when you have PCs (with Office installed) connecting to TS Servers providing Office to the user, so be careful you dont end up with a massive cost if you go down this route (or persuade them to consider Open/LibreOffice which is free or look into Office365 which is licensed per user rather than per device).