A friend of mine wants to be able to access the resources on his home network when he is travelling with his laptop. Those resources include a network printer and NAS hard drive.
He does not want to use a product like LogMeIn where he is essentially controlling one of the computers at home. In other words, if he connects remotely using his laptop and opens a Publisher file, he wants it to be opened in the version of Publisher that is on his laptop, rather than have it open in Publisher on the computer that is at home.
Will the free version of Hamachi (or some other product) work like this, or does he need a VPN router to do this?