I am not sure if this is the best place to ask this. I need to connect to a computer at another location. I know I can use Teamviewer, Logmein, Windows Remote Assistance etc. type of things but I don’t want to interrupt the current user. I mean I don’t want to takeover the control of the computer. I just want to be able to browse through files such as FTP. Is this possible, do you have any ideas how to do it?
It doesn’t require server – any version of win7 can share folders. That said you probably don’t want to expose that over the internet; outside of the nasty security risks you are running exposing all the necessary ports – you are effectively making the internet your LAN – SMB is not a good protocol for accessing files over the internet.
IIRC the built-in IIS supports FTP on win7 which would work a bit better.