remote client access to windows server 2003 through a hardware based vpn.
Posted on 2006-03-20
I am setting up a hardware based vpn to connect a small remote office with workstations only to a larger main office with a Windows server 2003 as a DC.
How should the remote clients authenticate, what is needed for the remote client to access the server file sharing capabilties and log on the domain? I am confused between the software based vpn solutions, do I still need to setup RAS, please detail a step by step procedure on what must be done on the server side, I do not want to use remote desktop into the server through this vpn tunnel.
Once they are pass the vpn tunnel side is it bussiness as usual and I setup them up as if they are a local client on the domain or is there something else that is needed to authenticate them as remote clients to the server if I want them part of the same domain? Server Remote policy settings etc? What then is needed on the remote client side if these are XP professional workstations?
Thanks so much for your help!