I have a customer running QB Pro 2013 at their business - there are five users running Windows 7 Pro workstations connected to a Windows 2011 SBS Server; which is running the QB database server. There is also another small Windows 2012 server attached for running an online reporting software for their customers. They have two needs when it comes to QB but are related - they need to be able to access the QB data remotely. We do have a VPN setup thru their Sonicwall but as I have understood in the past the only way that this will work is once connected thru the VPN, they need to remote to another system in the network to run QB. However when I was speaking to our accountant, he said we could do:
1. VPN to server
2. On laptop - map network drive to QB file
3. On laptop - open up QB.
1. Load QB Database server
2. QB file loaded on shared drive
3. Allow VPN from laptop
4. Allow mapped network drive to shared drive
However I really don't know how to do this and he is unavailable - is this a viable solution? If not, what can we do if they want to hire three people to work remotely - then we would have to have three other systems just sitting there?? Can we do something with that Server 2012?