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creating a vpn

By byteside ·
I would like to setup a VPN on my computers but not sure how to do it. I have the instructions to set up the VPN from the client computer (home pc) but what do I have to do to the computer I want to connect to. Here is my scenario: I have a server with SBS 2003 and several winxp pro pc's. Want to connect to my network resources from home. Do I need to set up something on my server to allow the acess from my home pc? If I want to connect to my workstation that is connected to my server what do I need to do to make that connection. I will assume I need to leave my workstation turned on in order to access it, my server on the other hand stays on all the time. Would prefer to not have to leave my workstation on. Any guidance is welcome. Thanks!

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to creating a vpn

Here is how to establish a VPN

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/networking/vpndeplr.mspx

As far as needing your workstation running unless the files that you want to access are stored remotely you have no option it will have to be running and to be safe use a UPS with a Auto Shutdown program in case you have a power failure.

As for yopur home computer you'll also need to streghten the Security on it so you do not infect your network as well. It's something that many people don't think about as the VPN is so simple to setup but once you infect the work network it costs real money to fix any mess that you make along the way.

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by byteside In reply to creating a vpn

Thanks for the great info.

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