|Dear forum members|
Could you please help with the following problem?
To add an added layer of security to a few sensitive files I took what I perceived to be a simple solution. I bought an IronKey USB data drive and attached it to our Server which is running Windows 2003 Server.
The logic being that the USB drive has its own password screen to open it plus if the server was stolen the encrypted drive would be useless. There would only be three people who would need to remotly access these files.
Having inserted the drive it duly mounted and assigned itself a drive letter. Linking to the server from a PC via RDC I can open the drive and run the executable file that opens the logon dashboard. So no problem there.
I then went to create a mapped drive from my desktop to the USB drive which all went OK until I got to the point when I tried to open the EXE file from my PC.
All that happens its there is a momentary ‘egg timer’ and then it disappears and nothing further happens.
You may well ask why not just use RDC to connect to the server if that works. The problem is the files within the USB drive are Word and Excel files and as we don’t load those applications on the Server they cannot be opened.