Share files from server 2008
Posted on 2013-01-02
I have a server running Server 2008 which holds some company files. Most my users login to the server via remote desktop and access it that way. A new circumstance has come up and I need to be able to access the server files via a user's local computer and the Map a Network Drive function.
Nothing is needed to be very private (it's mostly photos), so my first thought was to allow SMB over the Internet. I thought I did this right by simply sharing the folder (as my server uses a public IP), but I still cannot access the files by typing \\<publicIP>\shared_folder. My client is Windows 7.
Since this is only for one user and only needed for about two weeks, I don't want to go through all the hassle of setting up a VPN tunnel or SMB of SSH.
Does anyone have an easy way to set this up?