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Remote office set up after acquisition

By kimlyn ·
I am an network admin. asst. with no time and just had a project dumped in my lap and I need HELP! My company just aquired 10 more remote offices in major cities with 12 users at each site performing remotely 40% of thier work 60% of the time (sales). I currently have a RAS supporting 10 users (outside sales people)on a 1-800 line with a 8-modem hunt group. All remote users require access to internal databases and files. Support large file transfers between offices. Have a central administration point.
Any suggestions on how I can start to make this work for a reasonable amount so that all sales people have the same services.

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by OriDjinn In reply to Remote office set up afte ...

You could consider setting up a Windows 2000 server as a VPN server with a dedicated T-1 line so that your remote users can dial up their PC's or Servers and connect to the VPN to have a secure tunnel to your domain controller. I have just set thisup for our remote office to connect to our Domain and so that all of our travelling sales guys can use AOL to find a local number to connect to the ISP then use the VPN connectiod to connect to the server. This works great, you could even keep the 1-800 number for the users that can't find a local AOL access number. If you need more help, please feel free to email me @

TKW@harlanbakeries.com

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by kimlyn In reply to Remote office set up afte ...

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by nsymiakakis In reply to Remote office set up afte ...

I agree a VPN is definately the way to go, as long as all of your clients are either Win 2000 or 98. When you use a 2000 Server as the VPN Host, it is bet to use 2000 Clients. If this is not do-able, they at least have to be Win 98 (although 98 is alittle more difficult to deal with, and you lose a little on the security side. I assume your main office already has some type of Internet Connection and firewall. The clients on the other hand, will have to find their own connections to the Internet. There are some good articles on TechRepublic on how to do exactly this. Look for an article by Jason Hiner "Setting up a VPN with Windows 2000", and "configuring VPN connections with firewalls.
Good Luck

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