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    Staff Access from home????

    Which ways do people give staff access from home:

    ..Ternminal Server
    ..VPN
    ..VLE

    Which ways do you? how do you go about it.....

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    Re: Staff Access from home????

    Terminal Server + WebDav + Web Email + VLE

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    Re: Staff Access from home????

    Only 2 people have access from home - me and my boss (the bursar).

    This is via RDP into our proxy server and then from there to our own machines.

    We don't offer this as a general access option, as it would be a nightmare - what happens if people can't get on? I would get calls on my mobile all night long.

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    Re: Staff Access from home????

    Oh. but we do have a VLE, which no-one uses. And we have Learning Gateway, which no-one uses. And email, which hardly anyone uses...

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    Re: Staff Access from home????

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Terminal Server + WebDav + Web Email + VLE
    How secure is your Terminal Server?

    How is it attatched to your network???

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    Re: Staff Access from home????

    We have WebDav & webmail for staff. RDP stylee for me onto my machine and the boss lives within our cloud.

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    Re: Staff Access from home????

    Citrix - works pretty nicely...

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    Re: Staff Access from home????

    I am currently looking into enabling RDP for a couple of staff members, just trying to figure out how to add the rule in my PIX.

    Other staff can currently check email (Outlook WebAccess), access the public area (WebDAV) and the VLE (Talmos).

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    Re: Staff Access from home????

    Quote Originally Posted by thegrassisgreener
    How secure is your Terminal Server?
    I'm using strong SSL based login/sessions. I'd like to enforce a strong password policy, but currently can't due to PEBCAK reasons.
    Quote Originally Posted by thegrassisgreener
    How is it attatched to your network???
    Internet <-> LEA Firewall <-> LEA Reverse Proxy <-> School Firewall/IDS <-> Load Balancer <-> 5x Citrix Terminal Servers.

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    Re: Staff Access from home????

    Terminal Server over RDP at the moment ... but will be TS accesses over a secure browser using Secure Global Desktop.

    It will be demonstrated at the conference if you want a look.

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    Re: Staff Access from home????

    - Terminal Servies for SLT only at the moment
    - 2X Application Server (to publish the apps - appears to them as local apps and seamless connects back end to TS box.
    - Outlook web access for email (this is to all staff + students)
    - Easylink (WebDAV) for My Docs + Shared Folders (this is to all staff + students)
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    VLE (this is to all staff + students)

    Ash.

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    Re: Staff Access from home????

    VPN -> TS (with intranet)/WEBDAV/SOPHOS UPDATES/OWA all powered by my extranet website
    HTTPS external -> OMA/OWA/Activesync

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    Re: Staff Access from home????

    RDP for techs, VPN for selected staff, webmail & VLE for everyone else - staff and kids. All https.

    Head doesn't want webdav.

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    Re: Staff Access from home????

    SSH for me.

    RM Easylink (WebDAV) for everyone - work areas

    HTTP to email.

    We're working on RDP for SIMS.

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    Re: Staff Access from home????

    We use SSL explorer to provide a VPN connection to our remote server, then use the RDP plugin to connect to their own PC via remote desktop. I set up an individual shortcut for each user that has been given remote access to make this easy.

    The advantage of this is because users are connecting to their own machines, they get access to their local printer if they want to print stuf ready for the next day, and also acces to files that may be on their C:\ and locally installed applications such as PAT. It also saves a packet on a dedicated terminal server which are pricy items to purchase.

    We also have a VLE which is in its infantcy, exchange web access for all staff, and all staff can access their home folder and the public areas also using SSL explorer without using the VPN functions. Staff can also access e-portal from home. (although it's a bit slow)

    Mike.

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