Windows Server
Remote Shared Folders

Enable remote and web file access to shared folders on the internal Windows file server without VPN. Remote web folder access and file sharing made easy!


Windows Server Share Folder Over Internet

Accessing local file servers is fast, secure and easy when you are on the local network (LAN), but accessing the same file server remotely over the Internet has always been a challenge, either with VPN or RDP. It's no surprise, then, that many organizations are looking to online file sharing solutions to replace traditional file servers when they purchase a new file server. However, online file sharing solutions introduce new problems, such as data duplication, data leaks, application compatibility and non-compliance. A better approach is to equip existing Windows file servers with modern Web and remote folder capabilities and turn them into an online file-sharing service.

Why should you use CentreStack as an alternative for remote access to Windows File Server?

Your business processes require that data remain on your Windows File Servers, but you need to be able to share it to remote locations.


Upgrade to a web and mobile interface.

Do you want to selectively publish your file shares over the Internet and access them through a modern web interface?


Stop waiting to upgrade that VPN.

Are your users complaining about VPN connectivity, performance, or usability?


Eliminate data sprawl.

Tired of losing control of your data when users share it via public services like Dropbox?


Do more to protect your data.

Do you want to limit the number of ports open on the firewall for internal infrastructure?

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Remote & Web Access

A solution that adds an iPhone/Android app, a web browser interface, a mapped Windows drive and a Mac Finder volume to the Windows file server, turning the Windows file server into a web-based enterprise file server solution. All this is possible without using VPN or RDP.

Drive Mapping

Creates a mapped drive on the user's desktop without the need to use a VPN.

Mobile Sharing

Provides mobile applications for accessing files and folders from mobile devices, such as iPhone or Android phones.

File Locking

Locking files-in-use or checking out files for offline access. In any case, locking files is a necessary feature for team collaboration.

Web Interface

The web browser-based file manager is an important part of the solution. It is responsive, interactive and very easy to use.

Windows File Server Web Access Made Easy!

Share Windows File Server Online

Typically, you have built your corporate infrastructure around Microsoft Active Directory and Windows File Server network shares. You want to extend the file sharing capability from the file server within the LAN (Local Area Network) to file sharing over the Internet for laptops and mobile devices. At the same time, the same solution extends internal collaboration capabilities to external file sharing for business partners and customers.

Active Directory
NTFS Permissions
Cloud Drive Mapping
Global File Locking
Single Sign-on 
No VPN Required
No Extra Training

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The Solution - Remote Shared Folders for Windows Servers

CentreStack provides a layer of mobile remote access and secure file sharing on top of the existing Windows File Server and surrounding IT infrastructure. It is a Windows File Server cloud enablement solution that provides online share folders for remote employees and external business partners.

Cloud Drive Mapping

Familiar mapped drive is provided and always-on to compliment remote web access without the need of using a VPN.


CentreStack integrates with Office 365 to enable web-based collaborative editing and co-authoring of files in the shared folder.

Large Folder

Use Outlook integration to share large folders or files as web links via email.

Link Sharing

Use web links to share files and folders with recipients or to receive files.

Audit Trace

Audit trace and file change logs provide centralized auditing and reporting for remote web access and file sharing.

Folder Permissions

Define different permissions for folders at different levels of the directory structure or apply NTFS permissions directly.

Secure Data Room

The web- based secure data room allows view-only access with download disabled.

User Rights

From internal Active Directory users to external customers and partners, you can set user rights to share folders.

Modernizing Windows File Server

CentreStack brings new remote web access, file sharing, and mobile app capabilities to the on-premises file server, while maintaining existing security, permissions controls, and data ownership, so you can share files and folders with existing permissions with both employees working from home and external partners!

Other Features

Additional features for remote web access to Windows file servers and mobile sharing.

WAN Optimized Drive Mapping

The CentreStack solution features advanced drive mapping technology for Internet-based access (wide-area network/ WAN).

Native file system with advanced drive mapping

No dependency on WebDav

Native drive letter integration in windows explorer

WAN optimization and end-point encryption

Modern, interactive and responsive user interface

Remote and web access to shared folders

Centralized web-based management

Security Auditing & Reporting

CentreStack has many auditing, reporting and security related features.

Active Directory & NTFS Permission Integration

Auditing events like login success and failure

File change log and forensic evidence

Group Policies for web shared folder access

Secure Data Room for shared folder

IP-White-List controlling remote access

SAML single sign on for Azure AD, OKTA, DUO

Two factor authentication with Authenticator apps

Collaboration Features

CentreStack has many features related to collaboration such as version control and file locking.

Version control for existing file server share

Automatic file locking for online access

Conflict detection for offline access

Office 365 integration for concurrent web editing

Collaboration with internal & external partners

Offline editing when not connected to Internet

Manual check-in and check-out of files

Branding Support

CentreStack offers white label and full branding support.

from web portal to mobile client, all come with white label support.

from web portal to native client, you can brand them all.

More Remote Web Access & File Sharing Highlights

CentreStack eliminates the common drawbacks of remote file server access and file sharing solutions and delivers the best of both worlds - the security and control of traditional file servers combined with the efficiency and productivity gains of cloud collaboration.


Web browser file manager is responsive to different screen resolutions and device profiles.

Single Sign-On

Single sign-on from ADFS and from Azure AD are supported.

Revision Manager

Manage file revisions and change history through the file portal in the web browser.

Document Viewer

Web-based document viewer for Office documents.

Drag and Drop

Drag and drop to upload local files to web folders.

Guest Users

Free and unlimited guest users with read permission are available in the solution.


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