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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 dcassat In reply to VPN working but NOW WHAT?

Don't let the connection confuse you. Think of the VPN connection as though it were on your lan and it will get easier. Sharing, Mapping, Printing, etc all works virtually the same. The remote machines should operate as though they are part of your network just slower. On the remote machines you must make sure that the protocol is setup (tcp/ip is best), that the workgroup is set the same as the domain name and that they are setup to login to the domain controller. Don't get caught up in the connection just concentrate on the workstation config remembering to set them up as though they were local. The VPN connector may also need to be added to the Network connections box but other than that, its all the same. Good Luck

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

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by rcurtis In reply to VPN working but NOW WHAT?

Yes, VPN works like a charm in 2000, but...

Make sure you have WINS, DNS (dynamic-DNS) setup on the RRAS server and the WKs.. this way you will be able to browse properly.
Batch files and drive mapping should be fine but I am not sure what you mean by automating a menu.
I have almost the exact same setup as you and it wroks great... very easy

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by rcurtis In reply to VPN working but NOW WHAT?

Yes, VPN works like a charm in 2000, but...

Make sure you have WINS, DNS (dynamic-DNS) setup on the RRAS server and the WKs.. this way you will be able to browse properly.
Batch files and drive mapping should be fine but I am not sure what you mean by automating a menu.
I have almost the exact same setup as you and it wroks great... very easy

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