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Subsequently an overview and technical support for users utilizing services in the domains and hochstaffl.local is provided. The services provided via can be utilized from anywhere via the internet. The internal domain hochstaffl.local is only accessible from within the company network or via a dedicated VPN connection, both 24/7. Nonetheless, most services are provided in both domains.

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There are basically three services in the domain that can be used, i.e. Remote- , Exchange- , and Cloud-Storage services. Please note that this wiki is extended with additional or more detailed informations over time. Usually this takes place once services are implemented and sufficiently configured for operational use. In the subsequent sections the services are described in more detail on how they can be used as well as some technical hints.

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Remote Sessions and Desktop

A remote session host server is providing various remote services throughout the internet to domain users. It allows to execute remote applications over the internet. In general this service requires fast network connection for proper operations, hence at times of high (internet) network traffic load there may occur some latency. However, most services run smooth when accessed from a browser via the internet. The subsequent pages within this section (click the link above) provide detailed information on services provided and how they can be used by different users. A Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) server hosts Windows based programs or the full Windows desktop that can be accessed from remote users via a network connection.

Webmail, Outlook and Exchange

In the domain an Exchange Server 2013 is providing email, calendar, contact and other organizational services to the users. The service can be accessed via any browser over the internet, IOS or Android, an outlook client or the windows 8, 10 email feature. In addition emails can also be accessed via POP3 or IMAP using an email client such as Thunderbird. Most email client make use of the autodiscover feature provided by the exchange server which means that the user does not need to do any configuration but only providing its username and password. For more details click the above link.

Online Cloud

Access to the Online-Cloud of the hochstaffl-domain can easily be established from any web browser! This establishes a connection to the cloud storage server in the hochstaffl domain. It is implemented by means of Pydio, a mature open source software solution for file sharing and synchronization. With intuitive user interfaces Pydio provides features to gain back control and privacy of your data. File sharing includes applications for web, desktop and mobile assuring that your end users can easily manage their critical documents everywhere. Pydio is hosted exclusively on the domains private server (i.e. cloud) so you can rest assured that files are securely managed under company control without third party contact.


Domain users can connect to the FTP Server, allowing them to securely store files on a 24/7 available network drive. In addition, via WebDAV the server allows users to share information over a network without having to physically transfer files by floppy diskette or some other external storage device.

FTP Server

The public directory of the FTP server is accessed via This is a so called anonymous FTP access that is open for everyone, whereas all other types of access to the FTP server require credentials, i.e. username and password, to login.

Beside the public directroy the individual domain user directories are hosted on the ftps:// file server. Domain users can connect to their individual FTP directory via ftps:// using either a web-browser or a FTP client program. In order to login to your personal directory the user should be advised to use the secure connection FTPS (FTP over SSL) which provides data-in-motion encryption through SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). Basically the way this works is an FTP client connects over the control/command channel (on port 21), and then the client can negotiate SSL for the data channel.

Webdav Server

Beside the FTP server there is also the possibility to access a Shared WebDAV directory where users can upload and download files that are accessible to other domain users (shared). The shared WebDAV directory is accessed via using a WebDAV client and your login credentials.



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