VPN using PIX Firewall - Is there a way to log into the network?

Posted on 2005-04-23
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Last Modified: 2013-11-16
My network guy has set up VPN access using our PIX firewall. To get in you simply type a generic username and password. Then everytime you try to access a file you have to type in your NT username and password. This gets old fast. What is necessary or can it be done to set this up so that users log in to the network when they log in to the VPN, so that they do not have to constantly re-enter their username and password with each file access. Thanks in advance!

This issue must be resolved by next week. Yes they do think I walk on water, and I am not even the network guy.
Question by:jamieschaller
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ruddg earned 1500 total points
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You can configure the Cisco VPN client to start before the Windows logon -- this way a machine that has been joined to the domain can authenticate to the network once, just as if it were on the LAN.

If you are using MSVPN (PPTP) or machines that are not domain hosts, there is not a solid workaround.  You can try creating a batch file that maps drives with specific credentials...

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