Originally Posted by chrismallia
Hi we are going to build a server for a small community, maybe running windows server 2012, I am looking for some advice this server will have all important documents files and so on and the will be local shares created for sharing between users, now the owner would like to be able to access edit the files over the internet and give permissions to administrators to also edit some files over the internet from other offices. Which is the best way to go ? by the way cloud storage is out of the question they want to use there own server. thanks guys I know I get great help here from great people
If this for a community (company?) you probably want some security involved which would mean using a VPN technology like OpenVPN. Will everyone only access the documents from their laptops/desktops remotely? Or will they want to use other devices like phones and tablets? How much storage is required? Is a web interface required? Are we talking office documents like excel/word/powerpoint? How about how much money are they willing spend if anything? The more details the better on this sort of thing.
I haven't tried it myself but i have seen a lot of people mention OwnCloud
. Of course if it's server 2012 I assume sharepoint-and-friends have that remote access thing all built in so a third party thing like owncloud may not be necessary.
Edit: on closer inspection I only see linux packages available for the server so that may not work. Unless you spun up a VM with Hyper-V. Which wouldn't be a bad idea.Edited by subassy - 10/26/13 at 6:58pm