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    Remote Management?

    Hey all!

    Not sure if this is the place for this question but here goes anyway.

    I support a primary school and have setup a remote access system to allow me to go into their server and make changes/fix things when requested and it would be too tricky to guide the school staff through.
    I have recently been using LogMeIn Free Edition to gain access at that way it allowed me to not only make changes from my other school but also from home (for those times a fix needed to be performed when no-one is there) but recently I seem to have lost access to the website from the other school (Access Denied) and also the remote agent at the primary loses connectivity for most of the day, thus making it useless to me.

    Does anyone know of a simple yet secure soloution to allow remote access onto a server? I'm after something that will allow access from either a school or home and if possible, does not require a user at the schools end to initiate the connection.

    Oh and before anyone mentions it, I am aware of the need for security and thus the blocking of LogMeIn but this is kinda crucial to my job!

    Many thanks

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    Re: Remote Management?

    VPN ? or use Remote desktop - if your network is managed by the LEA/CC then ask them to open a port to allow you access to Remote desktop.

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    Re: Remote Management?

    Here comes the wonders of the LEA though. I cant VPN as that would require changes to the router to allow it - LEA's router and they will not change settings on it for anyone
    Unfortunatly it's the same with remote desktop. I have been told that I can have a permenant link made between the two schools but this is of no use to me as most of my work is done away from the schools and also the high school doesnt want the 'burden' of supporting the primary.

    Yup tis a wonderful world!

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    Re: Remote Management?

    Bit antiquated perhaps, but why not install a modem and use PCAnywhere.. ?

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    Re: Remote Management?

    Welcome to Norfolk LEA

    You can have things like that opened up but at a cost of several hundered pounds for the change.

    Or buy into the LEA remote access solution via neoteris. £1000 setup plus £750 p/a for maintenance.

    It's pathetic I know but thats just how it is.

    Secondary ADSL line into the school? If you do it as much as you do thats an option.

    As long as it's firewalled the lea will still moan.

    Machine with modem attached to outside line for dialup access?

    Ben

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    Re: Remote Management?

    Id go down the VPN route too, as its encrypted and compressed.

    Tell them that you have to do this, they can forwardward remote desktop for you, or they can forward port 1723 and enable GRE so you can set up PPTP.

    You will need to forward SOMETHING through the router, otherwise as its NAT, the connection will have to be instigated from behind the router (i.e. at the primarys side) otherwise you wont be able to get it (thats one of the points of it!)

    the port forward is your best bet.

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    Re: Remote Management?

    Several hundered pounds!!! !?!?!?!!!??

    its fill in the boxes and press save on most of them!

    External port.... Internal IP .... Internal port....

    ITS THREE BOX'S!!!

    admittedly one of the box's includes more then one number, sepreated by fullstops. but seriously!

    your LEA must be rich!

    :P

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    Re: Remote Management?

    Our LEA doesn't control the Norfolk VPN BT do. They have to put a change request in to BT to get anything done.

    That could be a change request for 100 things or just your 1 thing.

    It's the same cost.

    If it's just you then you pay the whole fee.

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    Re: Remote Management?

    who controlls your personal router, at your site?
    and is the internet pushed down to there (as in does that router have a public IP) or does that connect to another LAN, before getting to the internet?

    If its your sites router i dont see why you should have to pay for a pinhole port forward,

    if its part of a big lan... your stuffed....

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    Re: Remote Management?

    It's all part of a big lan basically.

    We have no control over any of that kit it's BT's.

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    Re: Remote Management?

    Ours is similar except we have no control over any of that kit - it's all controlled centrally by central IT

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    Re: Remote Management?

    Thanks for the replies!

    The high school used to have neoteris and it was working fine but as we were only testing it before rolling it out to students, the school decided to pull the plug.

    I would have an ADSL line brought into the primary but I think there may be cabling issues as to get the LEA/CC broadband, BT have put up a radio mast next to the school and are relaying the signal a fair distance away. This kinda gives me the impression that ADSL may not be in their area!!

    I did notice last night that however they are blocking LogMeIn, it is allowing it through during the night, so as long as the school can wait til 10PM for any fixes, it'll be fine :-)
    I had a look at various VNC systems but many of them require the client to know the IP address of the VNC server (i.e. the school) again this is not something that the LEA would give me so thats another bang against the wall with my head.

    How hum, if only I could convince the high school (and the primaries for that matter) to join together for IT support my problems would be solved, but it is seriously doubtful as it stands at the moment.

    Again thanks for the advice guys!
    Steve

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    Re: Remote Management?

    Remote desktop web connection its free!!!! Give it a go. One of the links are instructions for XP but it works the same way!

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...rdwebconn.mspx

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    Re: Remote Management?

    Remote Desktop Web Connection needs port 3389....which the Norfolk LEA won't open.

    SSL Explorer is an option for remote administration between schools, but Neoteris is the only 'reasonably' priced option for remote administration from home.

    The other option is even more expensive:
    http://eficts.norfolk.gov.uk/NSIX/Th...portAccess.asp

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