VPN with 2003

Posted on 2005-04-21
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
Our network consists of Cisco 837 ADSL Router which is connected to the internet and got a public ip and the other interface is connected to the internal network with private ip. we have ons SBS 2003 server. My intention is to make SBS 2003 as VPN  Server. and my SBS 2003 is on private IP. How can i accomplish this. Thank you
Question by:life_j

    Expert Comment

    Well, to do this you need to do a few things.  The first thing would be to go to (from your SBS 2003) Start, Programs, Administrator Tools, then to Routing and Remote Access Wizard.  This will bring up a cutesy Microsoft wizard that walks you through the steps to setting this up.  Once you have finished the wizard for every user on the domain that you want to have "remote access" you need to go active directory and go into the user properties and click on the Dial in tab and click on the radio button that says "allow access".  You have to do this for each user that you want to allow to connect to the VPN.  At that point internally everything is setup.  You need to then go into your router config and open port 1723 to your server.  At this point at your remote location you can go to the Make New Connection wizard and setup a vpn connection to your public IP then you connect by clicking on that and using your username and password for the domain at the office.  The only thing that will throw stuff off is if at home you’re behind a router and your ips are 192.168.1.X and at work its the same.  You need to be on a different subnet each place it can get confusing for NAT.  If you need more help that explanation is very quick.  I am not sure what skill level you are.  Feel free to respond again with more ?'S.

    Travis Bathurst

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    Accepted Solution

    Is there a specific reason that you want to use SBS 2003 as VPN server? why not turn your Cisco 837 router to a VPN endpoint since it's capable and much reliable? check this out:
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    Author Comment

    I dont know how to configure the Router as VPN end point. Can anyone give me a sample configuration for this

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