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  • Setting up Dropbox on terminal server

    Has anyone had any experience setting Dropbox up in a terminal server environment?

    As I understand, it is configured on a per user basis, is that the only way to set it up? Is it possible to have it synced with a network share - so everyone has access to the synced folder?
    David Silvester
    Systems Administrator

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    Re: Setting up Dropbox on terminal server

    Please review Dorpbox help: https://www.dropbox.com/help and/or contact Dorpbox support staff.
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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    • #3
      Re: Setting up Dropbox on terminal server

      what are you trying to achieve exactly?

      Dropbox isn't really an enterprisey solution..
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        Re: Setting up Dropbox on terminal server

        Yuval thanks for the pointer. I checked, and then that led me to google, and I discovered a few people who have been down the same path.

        Apparently if you install it correctly (via control panel/install mode) it will prompt everyone to create account/sign in, but if you install it incorrectly, you can install on a per user basis which is what i think I will do.

        tehcamel I know its not really enterprise, but its really a user initiated request, because they are on termal server and its a remotely hosted server, getting stuff onto the server (from a users point of view) is not easy.

        So a few users want dropbox to have a convinient link between local computer and remote connection.

        Also, I just want to at least have an understanding of how it will work so I can discuss with them.
        David Silvester
        Systems Administrator

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        • #5
          Re: Setting up Dropbox on terminal server

          the only way I'd consider doing this is having a single account, and all the files synced by that single account on the TS, and the head office site.

          if you've got multiple users doing it, they are all constantly pulling up and down the synced changes.
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          • #6
            Re: Setting up Dropbox on terminal server

            So you mean have 1 user with Dropbox, but have it sync to a shared folder? So only that user runs the sync but everyone on the server has access to the files? Is that possible?
            David Silvester
            Systems Administrator

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            • #7
              Re: Setting up Dropbox on terminal server

              From an engineering perspecctive, putting dropbox on a terminal server so people can get files easily makes me shudder... That's the kind of thing that would keep me up at night. There are other options available, one that comes to mind is AWS and S3

              I would urge you to look into something that will meet tje following criteria:
              1. Simple
              2. Scalable
              3. Supportable
              4. Secure.

              Dropbox might work and meed some of the criteria but it lacks auditing and supportability. If the filea ae shared among users tjeres mothing to stop overwrites and conflucts. I'd you use a single account you lose the ability to audit changes... Considering Dropboxes recent security breach and lack of MFA I wouldn't even consider it.
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              2. Simplicity is godliness
              3. Scale with extreme prejudice


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