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    Virtual Network

    We are a small business that has 2 people outworking for us. We want to allow them to access our database from their homes. We have tried a number of VNC programmes, some allow the remote worker to control our screens - this is not what we want as it stops us working from the office! Also just to make things difficult we do not have a large budget :-( 1 programme we evaluated cost $49 per month, not what we can pay. So can anyone suggest recommend software that will let the remote workers access the database - but not control the screen?
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    Re: Virtual Network

    Please supply more information. What operating systems are being used? What database software? Is there a workgroup or domain? Is there a router or hardware firewall?

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    Re: Virtual Network

    We run 3 pcs on the cabled network. The 2 "main" pcs run WXpHe, the 3rd W98SE (it is mainly used as a backup pc. The adsl modem/router is a Netgear DG834 - it has it's own firewall settings. The database is an Ms 2003 Access. There is 1 workgroup. I hope that this assists - and thanks for responding.
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    Re: Virtual Network

    Upon which machine does the Access DB reside? What kind of access do they need (i.e. read only, update)? Are you expecting them to use Access to access the DB?

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    Re: Virtual Network

    It's a beautiful morning....
    The database is on our PC1, which is running WXpHeSp2. It has MS Office Professional 2003 installed on it too. We would want the remote worker to have write access to the database - can this happen if they don't have Access installed on their local pc?
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    Re: Virtual Network

    Access is the easiest way. They could still have write access if they have a program that uses ODBC to access the DB.

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    Re: Virtual Network

    What sort of programme would that then be please?
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    Re: Virtual Network

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    Re: Virtual Network

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    Hmm. Not sure if somethinlike this will help, but it' worth a look:

    http://www.vpnlabs.com/

    Next time around, you should really avoid the "home" editions of Windows. That will come back to bite you later.

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    Re: Virtual Network

    It sounds as though the developer no longer offers r-access; support might not be available.

    This other shareware site provides more info: r-access is (was?) designed to work in conjunction with a web server that hosts the MDB file, so it might require some additional configuration: http://www.devasp.net/net/search/review.asp?id=21867

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