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    What's the best way to set up a VPN so that staff can access their planning folders on the network from home? I'm afraid i need the simplest solution

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    Use the built in Windows one, easy to configure and does the job ok. I have a video at home to demonstrate configuring it, i will upload it after.

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    I'd agree.

    The windows one is fairly idiot proof, and if their laptop is configured properly onto the domain, it is fairly seemless.

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    Have you looked at WebDav on IIS? With the proper security teachers can access their files from home through their browser. So you won't need to explain to anyone what a VPN is - nor how to configure it!

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    thanks all

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    Very welcome fella, the Windows VPN solution is quite straight forward to set up, but the IIS Webdav idea may be more appealing if you have staff who want to work on their 'home pc's

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    Please can someone lend me some webspace to upload this video to?

    Thanks

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    The windows one is fairly easy to set up, unless you are on LEA provided broadband and you have to get the numpties to open the right ports
    Webdav or using an SSL based VPN is easier in this situation as all you need is port 443 open for it to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    Please can someone lend me some webspace to upload this video to?

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    How big is it?... If it's not HUGE... I can help there.

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    just over 6mb.

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    Thanks to contink i have now uploaded the video here:

    http://edugeek.octoink.co.uk/public/...N%20Server.zip

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    Is it possible to use the Windows VPN client with Smoothwall? I'm trying to get this working now, but no joy yet. Is anyone actually doing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Thanks to contink i have now uploaded the video here:

    http://edugeek.octoink.co.uk/public/...N%20Server.zip
    Where's the video gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    Where's the video gone
    Its over 14 months old so my guess is its been deleted.

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