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Need info and advice Windows Server

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#1 samlf3rd


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:10 AM


Hello BC,

 I have a couple of nube questions about Windows Server 2012. I want to utilize features of the server we just got, but not sure how to. I have FTP up and running, but I could've accomplished an FTP server with an old laptop...


Q#1: I would like to be able to login to my server (from explorer or the Internet) and see a server login screen, from there I want to see just programs, file, and features I setup for that user. 


Q#2: Can I print on my printer in my network through a VPN with a Print Server? Also do I have to simply install my printer driver and the print server will recognize the printer? Should I uninstall the print server and reinstall after I have my printer installed?


I already have my server setup and running, FTP, IIS, and Print Server up (but not setup).


Thank you in advance,



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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:03 AM

You want to install the Remote Desktop Services role. If users are on the local network they simply use Remote desktop to log into "their server" each user have their own settings. Users outside the network can connect with VPN and Remote Desktop. To simply access the server files you wont see the "logon screen" you will need to provide the correct user name and password to access the files depending on your network security permissions. See Microsoft TechNet for and overview http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831447.aspx edit: using remote desktop services the users local printer is automatically installed when they log into a session.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 08 August 2013 - 03:04 AM.

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