Securing Windows 2003 for Remote Access

Posted on 2005-04-05
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi all,

I run a small webdesign company and pretty soon, we're going to want to give our developers access to our source control system on our Win2k3 server, via VPN. We've got all the VPN etc setup, but I want to know what I should be aware of -- I.E. guides for restricting things via GPO's, etc. Are there any particular security precautions to be aware of?

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mikeleebrla earned 1600 total points
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what kind of VPN do you have setup ?  microsoft? PPTP or L2TP?

the users will have the same user GPOs over the VPN as they do if they logged in locally on your LAN.  The whole point of a VPN is to make them "virtually" on your network.  IE,,, whatever rights they have on your lan, they will have if they connect over the VPN.  

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It's Microsoft Routing & Remote Access server, via PPTP. I know PPTP has been shown to have some flaws, however it's sufficient to safeguard our data as it's non-mission critical.

I just wondered if there were any pitfalls to avoid; any glaring considerations to take into account etc.

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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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What version of Windows 2003 Server do you have?


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