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VPN in Windows 2000 Pro

By TECH4YOU ·
We have two remoted shops and we're thinking of communicate each other by other than telephoning.

Maybe internet emailing?
Maybe ICQ or MSN Messanger?

But we're thinking of even further.
we want to share the files.
we want to explore partners HD or CD or FD
we want to share the application program
and so on.

I've been told
through Virtual Private Networking facility
built in MS Windows 2000 Professional
we can do above things.

We have PC each shop.
We are going to install MS Windows 2000 pro.

What else we need?
Internet connection by dial up.

Is that all we need?

Please help me if there are other things we need to have.

from amatuer networker.

PS: I don't want to tell my boss I can't and let them spend $$$$$$$ for professional network engineer.

Thanks in advance

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by Phil White In reply to VPN in Windows 2000 Pro

Yes you can use VPN access via W2K, however you have the following problems;
- Can only share folders/files that have been shared via Windows Explorer
- You must have Dial Up Server running on all PC's in order to accept a remote dail-in request(and local security set up as well).

There are issues with un-educated users not be able to set-up/maintain this information.

Another option is to use a product like VNC (free from http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/index.html)

Hope this helps

Enjoy =)

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by TECH4YOU In reply to VPN in Windows 2000 Pro

Thanks a lot Phil,

That means I need to install Windows 2000 server in one of the PC in the shop
in order to accept the call from other shop which has Windows 2000 pro

Is that right?

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by Phil White In reply to VPN in Windows 2000 Pro

no, dail up server is available in all 32-bit window, just goto Control Panel - Add/Remove Windows Components and u should be able to load it .. i think it is in the Commnications menu

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by TECH4YOU In reply to VPN in Windows 2000 Pro

Dear Phil,
Tanks again.

So I don't have to install Windows 2000 server onto one of PC is it?

OK, I'm getting there.

One more thing, Phil

I've been told we need to have fixed IP address on each machine is it true?

and in order to get fixed IP address we need to contact our ISP?

I hope I'm not bugging you Phil.

Thanks

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by Phil White In reply to VPN in Windows 2000 Pro

If you are going to connect via a modem then no u do not need fixed IP, if u r going to connect over ISDN/ADSL/T1/WAN via the internet then you will need fixed IP

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by TECH4YOU In reply to VPN in Windows 2000 Pro

Thanks Phil
All the best!!!

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by TECH4YOU In reply to VPN in Windows 2000 Pro

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