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VPN working but NOW WHAT?

By Hardware Geek ·
I established VPN using a Win2000 RAS as a member server to an existing domain. Connectivity is established with the distributed connection manager tool (connectiod) via Internet gateway. Now I want to automate a menu of some kind for remote users.The project is for remote access to a database requiring data entry to authorized users and access to reporting features built in to the proprietary DOS based programs. I am primarily a hardware Geek and am stretching my brains now. The bottom line is I'm ignorant in the VPN world and am now swallowing my pride. I have browsed the MS Mega books but have only found information on security and connection configurations. What about things like drive mapping? Remote access to batch files. I'm sure much will be revealed as the project rolls out but I don't want to use my customer as the guinea pig.

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by bill In reply to VPN working but NOW WHAT?

Ok.. first things first... a VPN, is nothing more than an extension of your existing network, just another node. So you're 'logging' in to the local machine and mapping drives based on your access. Unless you're using the VPN to support Terminal Server (TS) access or something like that.

If you're logging into the LAN/WAN via a TS connection, you'll need to establish profiles for each user on that server, because, in essence that is where they're working, and getting their 'interface' from.

I hope this gets you started, if not, give me some more detail and we can take it a bit further... sounds to me like you've already done the hardest part.

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by Hardware Geek In reply to VPN working but NOW WHAT?

Thanks for taking the time on this

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by eBob In reply to VPN working but NOW WHAT?

Like bill.coupe said, you've now simply established an extension of your network. So your users cqan now connect to their applications "as usual".

Maybe that's with a TS session (good for BW conservation) or maybe with "normal" windows tools likeconnecting to network shares with UNC names or drive maps.

If it's necessary for the remote users to connect only with certain apps then they need to be setup that way. And it's not particularly relevant if they're connecting through VPN or sitting right in the office.

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by Hardware Geek In reply to VPN working but NOW WHAT?

Thank you ... for the input

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