Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, how do i get students to access work from home in Technical; hi
the school are not ready to take on a vle just yet but instead are interested in a 'x-drive' ...
23rd January 2009, 12:52 PM #1
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how do i get students to access work from home
the school are not ready to take on a vle just yet but instead are interested in a 'x-drive' where staff and students could access their personal documents from home. does any one know how this can be setup?? tried searching forum but couldn't find anything.
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23rd January 2009, 12:56 PM #2
Here we used published IIS servers then a https web page which uses WebDav to give students and staff access to there home directories and resource area's.
26th January 2009, 10:07 AM #3
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You could use IIS's ftp server. This can be set up to use Domain credentials for logging on.
26th January 2009, 10:16 AM #4
Yeah, do you have an external line other than your LEA Broadband.
If so you can just specify a default DMZ and point it towards one of your server's running IIS or equivalent, then just use windows based authentication to map the drive to the username.
The difficult part comes when trying to identify who is connecting. I would go down the VLE route it makes life easier, but yes there is a way to do it without one.
If you want more detailed info please ask.
26th January 2009, 12:47 PM #5
Originally Posted by danrhodes
I know how to make a FTP server in IIS and set the ftp home directory in AD but... I'm not sure how to secure it down using a DMZ? <- how do you make one?
Last edited by mossj; 26th January 2009 at 12:49 PM.
26th January 2009, 12:57 PM #6
What firewall do you use? You can set a DMZ easily on Smoothwall. It may be worth installing a new Smoothwall Firewall, on SW you can have multiple NIC's. Meaning you can have your Broadband feed on the RED interface, DMZ servers on Orange, then Your secure Firewalled feed on Green.
Then all request that come into your Static IP on your broadband feed will be directed to your DMZ Server that will be running some service that will server the files / directories etc etc etc..
27th January 2009, 05:59 PM #7
27th January 2009, 08:54 PM #8
Now this is something we are currently looking into setting up at where i work as well, and its something we are kinda keeping to are selfs because we dont want allot of pressure to get it setup within like a week or something silly but its something personally i think is really needed, Now i started writing a script that would automacically do all the IIS with the user accounts bit but kinda put that on hold as my NM stated that it can be done with share point does anyone know anything about share point can they confirm this?
28th January 2009, 07:34 AM #9
Consider Adito if your needs may expand beyond the provision of home directory access. We're using it for home directories, shared areas, TS inwards, Web Redirects to internal hosts for Webmail, Wiki, Intranet, etc.
28th January 2009, 08:48 AM #10
i use parent of adito in ssl explorer - great product too bad what happened to it.
Kmount - how is adito in comparison? I hear it is on par with featuress but lacks some nice-ities like ipackage installer and the like?
28th January 2009, 11:23 AM #11
That looks really nice..... could you provide some screenies and pros/cons?
Originally Posted by andyfield
.....been on there site the demo part doesn't work (someone changed the passwords)
28th January 2009, 11:46 AM #12
it does if you use the non ad integrated version
Originally Posted by mossj
29th January 2009, 01:15 PM #13
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Stupid question I'm afraid.....
if you are going to use DMZ.... which server should be on it? Just the IIS server, or the fileserver as well? Or would IIS be running on your fileserver and that server be in the DMZ?
29th January 2009, 03:18 PM #14
29th January 2009, 06:33 PM #15
In answer to your question is generally you put it on your IIS but i wouldn't set it as a DMZ, As this is considered insecure really unless that server is fully secured, I'd recommend simply forwarding the required ports should be port 80 (http) and port 443(https) <-- Think that's right?
Originally Posted by TheFopp
Also you can't have 2 DMZ's
Depending on what solution you use hopefully you just setup the port forwards to the IIS server and that then redirects to the network drives etc.(so IIS doesn't doesn't need to be on the file server)
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