Need help setting up remote access SBS 2003
Posted on 2004-11-08
This one should be quite basic, I am after a kind of step-by-step idiots guide if possible - I need this information fairly quickly and there is an additional question sneaked in at the end regarding OWA, so lots of points to the person who answers all of it :
I am working on a small SBS 2003 network, server + 5 clients. It was not set up by me but all seems fairly standard and simple. Internet connectivity is via a wireless broadband router.
I need to set up remote access to provide VPN access via home broadband connections.
If the server had a public IP direct on the internet, I understand this would be a simple case of installing RRAS and setting up VPN connections on the client machines, pointing to this public IP. I have been given a number of IP addresses by the client pertaining to be "public IP addresses" but I cannot get a ping response from any of them at this point.
We are going through a wireless router, which, hopefully, will prove to be capable of accepting incoming VPN connections, so the client VPN connections will point at this IP. SO my plan will be to get into the config of this router, establish its public IP and create a VPN account for an incoming test user.
Once I have successfully connected to this IP using PPTP over broadband, I should be on the network, with a DHCP address assigned by the wireless router - so far so good - but what do I need to do next ? Although the user will be on the network, they will not be logged into the domain - how do I proceed from here, given that they need to map to their drives (batch file ?) and access their Outlook data.
Final question : What about Outlook Web Access ? I would like this set up so it can be accessed from anywhere behind a password - how do I make this work if the server doesn't have a public IP on the internet ?
I hope you understand my ramblings.