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Help with VPN and configuration

By dturner5622 ·
Setting up remote access VPN
I am helping a friend set up his home office and he needs access to his business office. He has to buy a system for his business office to work as server. Currently uses "Go to my PC" but he is looking for more of a file sharing than remote desktop (as users will be working on the "server" system and can't have their desktop taken over) Right now has 4 users with various hardware and software configurations) Win XP, Vista. He is willing to buy a small server for the business office, and willing to upgrade the remote users to Win 7 if need be. (I am not that familiar with Win 7)Trying to figure out weather to buy the server w/ raid and Server software 2003 or 2008 or set new system up with XP, or Vista or Win 7, use a VPN or remote access through pptp. All he is looking to do is share a drive for the remote users but it must be encrypted as it is a legal firm. He obviously is trying to do this as inexpensive as possible without sacrificing speed and security. I am talking him into the RAID. Did I mention he is computer illiterate so must be as simple as possible. Any suggestions would be great.

Dave

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DMZ

by TheBOFH In reply to Help with VPN and configu ...

For security setup your server in a DMZ sugest using ISA 2006 standard as 1st firewall costs just over $1000 and a hardware firewall as 2nd connecting to your ADSL or diginet line.

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Just keep the one thread

by Dedlbug In reply to Help with VPN and configu ...

It's easier to keep the one thread going and just reply or ask if any one else has any ideas. http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=319678&messageID=3188017&tag=content;leftCol

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