Vernon CMS is built as a Windows desktop application. A fast (at least 10Mbs) local network connection is required between the workstation and the server. It is usually not possible to run the Vernon CMS client application over a wide area network or virtual private network if the workstation is not in the same location as the server because of the latency of the connection (the delay in each request the server as a result of the physical distance between the Windows workstation and server).
Setting up remote access will also enable access from other devices, such as Macs or iPads.There are two common approaches for accessing the system remotely:
Access Vernon CMS using Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection
Vernon CMS will be running on a Windows session on the local network (a physical workstation or server, or a server dedicated to running virtual Windows sessions). For sites with only one or two Vernon CMS users this can also be done by remote connection directly to the Windows server as Windows servers include licences for two administrator access logins through Remote Desktop. If you do not want to allow administrator access to the server you will need to purchase Windows Client Access Licences (CALs) to licence general users access from the remote devices to the server. Windows workstations include access for one remote connection on any login.
Macs and iPads need Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Client installed. This is free.
Use Citrix Workspace
Citrix Workspace is a competitor to Microsoft Remote Desktop. It can be used to connect from remote devices to a Windows based Citrix server. The principles are the same as with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection.