I am thinking of purchasing a Windows server (2016 Essentials) for our small office. Among other things, it would serve as a central file repository, accessible to PC users in the LAN, as well as outside PC users that VPN into the office network.
The files would be in username/password-protected folders. To further protect data in case of physical theft of the server (somewhat unlikely but just in case….), I would like to encrypt the server using Bitlocker.
Given the above, is it possible to set up things so that VPN users (using Windows 10 Pro PCs) can access the encrypted drive and protected folders without having to type in encryption key, and folder username / password every time ?
I’d appreciate comments from anyone who has experience of this.
Thanks in advance !