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VPN and terminal services together

By lmaldonado ·
here is the dilemma.. i have a client that has some proprietary software .. he has 3 stores .. he wants every user in each store to access this program which will reside on the server ..

i wanted to go with terminal services so that each person that logs in can access the program from the server.. since the stores are miles apart i also need to set up a vpn solution .. what i want to know is how is the best way to go about this. Terminal services on a vpn network?

he has 3 stores and lets say about eight users .. i want to set up the vpn through a broadband connection because we are trying to eliminate overhead.. But what i really need to know is how i could implement these 2 together .. i have dealt with both services individually.but i have never dealt with them in one enviornment.. or is there a better way to go abou this ..

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by shmaltz In reply to VPN and terminal services ...

First I don't understand why you want VPN and TS, Since you can encrypt TS Sessions I don't see any need to run VPN also. Unless you want to deny access to TS from the Internet for clients that are not connected to the VPN, which as I said above isn't necessary.
But this is how you set it up:
1. Enable TS Application Mode
2. Install TS Licensing Server.
3. Enable RRAS on any Server (you can even do it on the TS).
4. Grant permission to use the VPN connection on the RRAS Server to the usersyou that you want should use VPN.
5. On the clients computers create a VPN connection using the new connection wizard (found in the network connections in control panel)
6. Give it the IP address of the VPN Server.
7. Supply username and password, and you should be connected.
From here you can access all resources on the network (although very slow even with cable).
If you configured RRAS on the TS then you will have to open Port # 3389 (RDP Port that TS uses) on the RRAS, since RRAS disables every port besides for the ones that VPN uses.
Now you can use either The TS Web Client or you TS Client Program, or any custom TS Cleint control you might have.

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by lmaldonado In reply to VPN and terminal services ...

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by leon_guerrero In reply to VPN and terminal services ...

One cheap way I've been able to do what your asking is to setup Windows 2000 Pro and use www.gotomypc.com (Allows remote access to one host at $19.95)

Its cheaper for a lot of my smaller clients (less than 10 users) Don't need to purchase Windows2000 Server and CAL's, don't need Terminal Server CAL's. So if the proprietary software will run on Windows 2000 Pro check and see if its an option for you?

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by lmaldonado In reply to VPN and terminal services ...

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by lmaldonado In reply to VPN and terminal services ...

Wow, i didn't even think of that .. Awesome .. makes thing s a lot easier ..

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by colin In reply to VPN and terminal services ...

Could also connect the sites with firewalls such as sonicwalls. This will create VPNs between the sites.

It is very easy for users, they just open a terminal services client and they are on the server.

You could also just configure a firewallat the main site that passes port 3389 to your server, no VPN required, clients just terminal server to the IP of the firewall, this does reduce your security to Windows authentication, as does using microdsoft VPN as described above.

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