Creating a basic VPN
Posted on 2004-10-19
I have installed a new server for one of my clients in their HQ this is set up as a domain in AD etc
They then have another server (their old one) that i have taken to another part of the country and want to use it to connect to the one at the hq.
That has an identical config as its setup how the new one is. same domain everything. I created a vpn from one to the other so the server can dial in from the remote office to the new one using a VPN router, adsl and a firewall. Im using an Allied Telesyn router.
Ive set up a user in one the hq server and a dial up on the remote server.
The connection works fine. But my questions are .
1. Is this the best way to do it without buying any additional hardware and spending loads of time on config as the office is approx 400 miles away.
2. Can the pcs in the remote office map a drive directly to the hq?
3. i dont want to assign another domain (i.e another forest etc) as we havent done this before and im not sure how big a job it is or how difficult to support
4. Is there a way to ensure it works relatively fast or perhaps a better quicker way to do the above.
thanks in advance.