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We have a single sbs2008 server with several shared areas, which works great for all local users. We now have one of our users that needs to work away from the office, and we can see how to access e-mail using RWW. Unfortunately, it does not seem so clear as to how to provide access to his shared foleders like we do with SBS2011.

I have looked at one or two internet suggestions, but could not follow the instructions. Does anyone have a step by step guide on how to provide access to his shared folders when working fully remotely?

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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by:nigelbeatson
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OK - I have managed to gain access to the files vie RWW - email, using the "documents" button.

I can see them, I can open them, but any changes are not saved.

What am I missing?? Seems very unfriendly to me!!

I need full access to the files so that changes can be made and saved, if this is not the way, what else can I use?

Any ideas?
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Cliff Galiher earned 2000 total points
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That feature was not available in2008 and was a new feature just for 2011. Like many new features in any OS, there is no way to add it to 2008. Vista doesn't support jump lists on the task bar. Onky win7 does. XP doesn't support the advanced firewall, only vista and later does. Outlook 2003 doesn't support autodiscover, only outlook 2007 and after does. And Sbs 2011 doesn't offer true file browsing via RWW. Only 2011 does via RWA.

so you can upgrade them. Or you can set up an alternative, such as sharepoint or a VPN. But there is no way to give full read/write access to an SMB share via RWW.
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by:nigelbeatson
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Ok thankyou.

The client is using Windows v7.

Does anyone have any detailed step by step instructions on how to share the files via VPN or sharepoint. Not really bothered how this is achieved as long as the user can edit, create and then save them back to the server?

Thanks,
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by:craigsparkes
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An FTP solutions such as "Filezilla" may be more beneficial to you.
I have installed it in several locations, it only takes a few minutes.

You need to remember to forward port 21 to your server though.
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Thanks to all.
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