By Canace / Last Updated September 8, 2021

Why access the work server from home?

In daily work, especially for some information technology workers, their work is closely bound up with the work server. They need to access the server and get the indispensable files or data. If you need to work at home to deal with some work that you didn’t finish in your company and you need some data from the work server, how to access the work server to get the data you need?

Two methods to access work sever from home

Generally speaking, work server computer doesn’t connect to the Internet, it can only be visited by the computers which are in the same local area network (LAN). But your company computer can be visited both Internet and LAN. To connect to the work server, you can connect your home computer to your company computer first, and then control your company computer to access the work server through Remote Desktop Connection. Here are two free remote access applications which can help you connect your home computer to your company computer.

How to use AnyViewer to remotely access server at work  from home

AnyViewer is free third-party remote access software that can help you remotely control another computer. This clean interface and easy-to-use interface are highly praised by users. Download it and follow the listed steps;

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Step 1. Install and run AnyViewer on both of the two computers.

Security Code and Device ID

Step 2. On your company computer, Go to Settings>Recipient, enable “Set my security code”. Type your security code on the input bar click "OK" and remember this code.

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Step 3. In your home computer, type the device ID of your computer in company, and choose “Input security code” option in Request Control window. Type the security code you set and click OK, the connection will be successfully established.

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Step 4. After you can control your computer in the company, press Windows key and R to open Run box and type” mstsc” to open Remote Desktop Connection.

Step 5. Type the IP address and name of the work serve computer, and click connect. Then you are accessing work serve from your home computer.

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Step 6. You have to change some system settings to make sure your company computer doesn’t go to sleep. Press Windows key and R to open Run box, and type “control panel”. Finding Power Options setting and click “Change when the computer sleeps” on the left side of the window. At the “Put the computer to sleep” select box, select ”Never” and save those changes.

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How to access work server from home using Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop can be seen as an extension of the Chrome browser, which helps you access another computer with multiple devices. As long as you install a Chrome browser and log in to a Google account on your computer, you can use the remote access feature. 

Step 1. On the host computer and the client computer, open Chrome browser,  go to Chrome Remote Desktop, and click the download icon to install Chrome Remote Desktop. 

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Step 2. After you install Chrome Remote Desktop, you have to set a name and a PIN for the company computer to access it from your home device.

Step 3. On your company computer, you should first click Remote Support, and click Generate Code in the remote computer window and send the access code to your home device.

Step 4. On your home device, you should type the access code and click Connect.

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Step 5. After you successfully access your company computer from your home, control the company computer to access the work server through the Remote Desktop Connection as what is aforementioned.

This post introduces two methods to access work server from home, as it’s very difficult to straightly access the LAN network from the Internet, you can try to use a third-party remote access application to connect to your company computer first, and connect to work server through this company computer for both of them are in the same LAN.