Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Accessing Server 2008 files from home in Technical; We are running a server 2008 R2 file server which stores all user data. We do not use sharepoint, we ...
6th February 2011, 12:35 PM #1
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Accessing Server 2008 files from home
We are running a server 2008 R2 file server which stores all user data. We do not use sharepoint, we use Studywiz for our VLE.
We are looking to make it possible for students to access their files and folders from home, but not via Remote Desktop.
What solution are you using?
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6th February 2011, 02:01 PM #2
Same here. We mount a share on the Studywiz box to the students home directories, and then map their eLocker to the appropriate place.
Caveats: get the files currently in the eLocker out before you do the mapping, or you'll never see them again; and be aware that Studywiz can't deal with trees more than three levels deep in this way (where the eLocker is level 0).
6th February 2011, 02:15 PM #3
6th February 2011, 02:48 PM #4
It is expensive, but we are using Synetrix Secure Remote Access and it works pretty well. The RDP ports on our terminal server are not open to the outside world, and is good because during school hours we use our Terminal Server for the thin clients to connect, and out of school timetable teacheres/students can logon from home and see exactly the same interface (shared areas included) that the use at home.
We have been using it for a couple of years and not a single regreat.
6th February 2011, 02:57 PM #5
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Are you using Studywiz eLocker Mapping? I have seen on the Studywiz website that this is an extra.
6th February 2011, 03:00 PM #6
You could look at adito/open vpn als provides access to the shares in a web browser via HTTP. You can also setup rdp for selected users - setup via ad groups.
6th February 2011, 03:34 PM #7
Oh. I don't think so, but I don't deal with money much. We've had Studywiz for years though, so maybe it was bundled when we bought it.
Originally Posted by rpettit
Hope you've got user CALs for that...
Originally Posted by glennda
6th February 2011, 04:17 PM #8
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Are you using Home Access Plus?
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