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    I have a Windows 2000 Server that contains a few folders that are updated regularly. The contents are needed by a dozen remote users. What is the best / easiest way to share a few folders on the internet? I would prefer the interaction be both ways, so they can also upload, download, and modify the contents.

    1. I have logmein (free) installed which I use for remote administration but I don't want to provide this to the folks as they will have access to the entire server.
    2. I have temporarily created a dropbox account and shared this with the users, but the interface is not easy to navigate for less savvy users.
    3. My router does not have a usb port to share a drive.
    4. I have looked into creating a VPN but it seems like a lot of work plus the server is more than a 100 ft. from the router, so I will have to run another ethernet cable after installing a second NIC card in the server. I have also read that the built in VPN in Server 2000 is very basic, not sure how true that is. (I guess I could do this wirelessly instead of running cable).
    5. I tried UltraVNC and the problem is again one user takes over the server, not something I want.
    6. I also looked at pogoplug, seems to be a simple and inexpensive way to share on the net, cost is less than $80.

    I could try FTP but first I wanted input from the experts on this forum.

    Thanks, I appreciate all ideas and suggestions.
    Jay

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    You could create a Windows Live account and put the files on SkyDrive. If the files are on SkyDrive you have the advantage of not having users other than your self accessing your server.

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    I would also opt for an off-site share, al la skydrive, to keep it simple at the server. This limits what and who accesses you server and that is always a good thing.

    cheers, Paul

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