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Connected to VPN - now what?

Connected to VPN - now what?

Connected to VPN - now what?

(OP)
Hi everyone, I have a problem which I hope someone can help me with. Firstly, just let me tell you that I am a complete novice where networks etc are concerned, so if you answer, speak to me as if I'm a 3 year old child.... :)

I have been asked to do some Excel work for a company in a different country. They have given me a VPN username, password and site to connect to. I have managed to connect quite easily using Windows Vista's "Create new Network Connection". They use Microsoft VPN. Do I need to install this also? and where do I get it?

The problem now is.....what do I do next? How do I see the files on their server? They store all their Excel files on an SQL server. So do I need to install SQL server on my laptop? What type of questions do I need to ask their tecchie, in order to see the right files (questions that won't make me look like a complete a**hole!!).

I really don't know anything about this kind of thing.....

Any help would be greatly received...

M

RE: Connected to VPN - now what?

i would ask someone on their tech help desk.  they may have you remote in to a server, you may have to install sql, or map a drive.

RE: Connected to VPN - now what?

(OP)
Thanks North323, I will ask them.  

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