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I have developed an access database that uses SQL Server. I have a need for the users to access the database on the same laptop from both inside and outside the network. I can make the ODBC connection from inside by using internal IP address of the server 192.168.x.x\sbs2011 and I can access from outside the network by entering public IP 24.24.X.X\sbs2011. I need to be able to setup one ODBC connection that works both inside and out.

remote.domainname.com \sbs2011 does not work even though it resolves to the correct IP address.
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you can add an entry to the Windows hosts file, like this:

192.168.x.x ServerName

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And then you can setup the ODBC DSN to use ServerName instead of the I address.

Then you need to use a simple hosts file switcher program (there are many out there) that will switch the hosts file to use

24.24.x.x ServerName

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the user will have to then use the program to switch hosts file according to their location
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I found another solution but this one would have worked also
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