can a user connect to a user file remotely?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by GTP, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. GTP

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    I have a remote user that I allow to connect to our companyweb via - She will then login using her username and
    password. I have used the mobile template permissions.

    The user can connect and view the companyweb and everything works.

    The user has a "User" file on the server that reads \\server\users\username\
    I put some information in the user file and created a link to it on her
    companyweb page, Anyone that is directly connected to my network can view the
    contents of this folder however she cannot and will get a "page cannot be

    Can the user access this file if she is not directly connected to the
    network? I gave all the correct permissions for her user file and on the
    company web even I "administrator" can not connect to this file if I am not
    physically on the network.

    Thanks in advance.
    GTP, Sep 2, 2005
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  2. Hi Greg,

    Thanks for posting here!

    I am sorry for the delayed response due to weekend. Please understand that
    the newsgroups are staffed weekdays by Microsoft Support professionals to
    answer your systems and applications questions. Your understanding is
    greatly appreciated!

    Regarding your post, I understand that you can not access some shared files
    link in Companyweb site. If I am off base, please don't hesitate to let me

    How you connect to the Companyweb via Can I
    assume you do it by click link of "View my company's internal Web site"
    when you logon to the RWW website? If so, you can not access the internal
    shared resource from internet. By default, all shared resources are
    published in the internal IP, you can not access it from internet.

    You can access those shared resource through RDP to some internal computers
    via by clicking link "Connect to my computer
    at work". Then try to logon to Companyweb and access it. How about the

    And also you can setup VPN to access internal resources. To setup the SBS
    2003 server as a VPN server, you can click the "Configure Remote Access"
    link in To Do List and go through the wizard. If you have a hardware
    firewall or router in front of your SBS 2003 server, you should configure
    it to allow inbound traffic on port 1723 and also allow GRE protocol 47.
    For more information, see:

    818749 White Paper: Remote Access Overview

    818754 White Paper: Virtual Private Networking with Windows Server 2003:

    241252 VPN Tunnels - PPTP Protocol Packet Description and Use

    *On the VPN client, go to https://publicFQDN/remote, clear I'm using a
    public or shared computer, log in and download Connection Manager. Install
    Connection Manager on the VPN client.

    241251 VPN Tunnels - GRE Protocol 47 Packet Description and Use

    Hope above information helps! I am looking forward to your reply!

    Have a nice day!

    Best Regards,

    Jenny Wu
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    Jenny wu [MSFT], Sep 5, 2005
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