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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bill, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Bill

    Bill Flightless Bird

    I want to log onto my office computer from
    home and be able to print output from my
    office computer's applications on my home
    printer. Is there an article I can look at that
    will tell me how to do that? The XP Pro
    HELP page suggests that I can do that, but
    not in explicit terms nor where to find "how
    to".

    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Bill" <billstanton@psln.com> wrote in message
    news:-Ogru6#wNLHA.5732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > I want to log onto my office computer from
    > home and be able to print output from my
    > office computer's applications on my home
    > printer. Is there an article I can look at that
    > will tell me how to do that? The XP Pro
    > HELP page suggests that I can do that, but
    > not in explicit terms nor where to find "how
    > to".
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Bill


    P.S. here are some links on VPNs:

    http://www.howtonetworking.com/VPN/win7vpn1.htm
    http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/downloads.html
     
  3. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Bill" <billstanton@psln.com> wrote in message
    news:-Ogru6#wNLHA.5732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > I want to log onto my office computer from
    > home and be able to print output from my
    > office computer's applications on my home
    > printer. Is there an article I can look at that
    > will tell me how to do that? The XP Pro
    > HELP page suggests that I can do that, but
    > not in explicit terms nor where to find "how
    > to".
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Bill


    The usual way is to set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) although you
    could establish an RDP session without a VPN. In either case you need to
    make certain adjustments to the router at your office. This requires the
    cooperation of your network administrator and he is really the person who
    should set up and test this facility. Note also that many local
    multifunction printers (e.g. inkjet printers/copiers/scanners) are not
    visible in an RDP session.
     
  4. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Bill wrote:

    > I want to log onto my office computer from home and be able to print
    > output from my office computer's applications on my home printer. Is
    > there an article I can look at that will tell me how to do that? The
    > XP Pro HELP page suggests that I can do that, but not in explicit
    > terms nor where to find "how to".


    Did you actually get permission from your company or their IT folks to
    connect your outside host into their network? If they detect the
    intrusion (and they probably will), you are violating their policies
    regarding corporate network access. Ask THEM if you are allowed to
    connect your unmanaged and unregulated external host into their network
    and how to do it. If allowed, THEY will need to set it up for you.
     

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