Remote Access: Fixed IP or not Fixed IP

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Pbm, Sep 11, 2004.

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    Pbm Guest

    We are installing our first network server (running SBS
    Premium) for a small office that requires an outside
    worker to remotely access the server--with VPN, I guess.
    As you may be able to tell, I'm new in this server
    business. Two questions:

    1. What is the best application to use? (VPN or something
    else?)
    2. Do I really need a fixed IP to make the remote access
    work?

    Thanks!
     
    Pbm, Sep 11, 2004
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    John Harris Guest

    1. Remote Web Workplace. This is built in but requires XP on the client
    machine that the user connects to.

    2. No. You can use any of the Dynamic DNS options (I prefer No-IP.com if I
    do this). However, my personal opinion is generally a fixed IP is easier
    especially if you are new to the game. My reason for this is that your ISP
    will do all the configuring for you.

    I would recommend that you get a professional to do the install for you. I
    know this is more expensive but it will probably save you a LOT of
    heartache, frustration and hair. If you post your
    City/District/State/Country here someone should be able to advise you on a
    good person/company to contact. If you can't afford someone then hang out
    here a lot!!
     
    John Harris, Sep 11, 2004
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