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2k3 to 2k3 vpn pptp

hello,


simple question.


is there a way to connect a windows 2k3 server to a windows2k3 server via VPN NOT USING the windows client.
For example in routing and remote access specify where the server is at both ends and have a always on VPN.

am not 2 sure if this can be done but would be useful.

also further, instead of always connecting via windows client is there a way to have the connection "always on"? instead of having to dial.

static ip address 's are in place.

thanks

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rindiCommented:
Use a device with builtin VPN (sonicwall, linksys, Cisco etc.). These can keep the tunnel open.
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andydisAuthor Commented:
"Use a device with builtin VPN (sonicwall, linksys, Cisco etc.). These can keep the tunnel open."


not an option. thanks.
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mikeleebrlaCommented:
if you set up a windows VPN, one computer will be the "server" and the other will be the "client".  There is no way around it.  the VPN will always be on unless there is a problem with the circuit (ISP troubles for example).  Are you just looking for a way for it to auto "dial" after a reboot?  what are you ultimately trying to accomplish????
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andydisAuthor Commented:
in some devices you can have whats known as a VPN tunnel, VPN server to VPN server so the networks are permentantly connected.  can this be done using windows?

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mikeleebrlaCommented:
a VPN is sometimes called a "tunnel", but technically there is no difference between a VPN connection and a VPN tunnel. If the VPN is connected it is connected, Period.  With ANY vpn you have one device that is  a "server" and another device that is a "client"  Even if you have a "server" connected to a "server", the device that initialized the connection is technically a "client" and the other one is the "server" Again, what are you trying to accomplish??????
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andydisAuthor Commented:
"what are you trying to accomplish??????"


a ALWAYS on VPN between win2k3 and win2k3 using routing and remote access / built in VPN


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mikeleebrlaCommented:
there is no such thing as a server to server VPN... one device ALWAYS "dials" into the other. The device waiting for the connection is the "server" the device doing the dialing is the client.  As mentioned,, a w2k3 "server" can be the "client" in a VPN setup.  If you dont understand this there is nothing i can do to help you... unsubscribing now.
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andydisAuthor Commented:
mike,


lol, dont wanna turn this into a argument so i will see if somebody else comes along and notices this post.

as to you saying "there is no such thing as a server to server VPN" , i am sorry but i have to agree as i have setup netscreen firewalls before as a always on permanent on VPN connection.

maybe this is exclusive to the netscreen range i dont know.

lets see and agree to disagree........
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andydisAuthor Commented:
admins, i have fixed this myself,
please close / delete this qu

RESOLUTION:

add a router in routing and remote access pointing to the other server and use the always on option.
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rindiCommented:
I wouldn't delete, as there is an answer which could be helpfull in the future!
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rindiCommented:
Andydis resolved the question himself. I suggest a PAQ/Refund.
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moduloCommented:
PAQed with no points refunded (of 50)

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