I purchased a Lenovo Thinkserver this week as the deal was too good to refuse. I have never setup Windows server, my networking days were in the Novell Netware era. Thanks to help from people here, and reading the answers on this forum, I now have it connecting to other my other PCs via ethernet. All seems well, but I would like to see if I can allow access from a remote computer via the internet. I know there are thousands of websites listing the instructions, but I find them all a bit complicated. If I get a start I think I will be able to finish it. I do NOT have a fixed IP address as my provider only allows that for a business contract. I have a home user contract. I think there has to be some way of the remote PC contacting my server, whose address will vary every time it is switched on. I think it has to be via a web address, but I do not really want a website. What is the best way to provide this link, and can anyone recommend a provider of this service. It is only really for experimentation and hopefully my education. There will be no critical stuff on the server, and it could be wiped at any time and setup again. I think that all free providers have gone, but a reasonably priced provider would be acceptable. I think it would be quite easy once I have the link for the external computer, and would probably ask again if necessary, once the first step had been completed. All I want the remote user to see is a login screen with user name and password. It would also be useful for me to login from any remote PC and have more access rights. This is what makes MDL so good, is that the experts are willing to give invaluable advice to those with just basic knowledge. I usually find that I know less after reading the Microsoft help than I did before. Many thanks in anticipation.