Setup VPN into SBS2003 server

Posted on 2006-03-20
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I have a user who just purchased a new Mac, and she needs to get access to work files.  We have the VPN setup throught the firewall (ISA 2000) for windows PCs, but I do not really know how to help her with the MAC.  The windows clients use the default settings, automatic for VPN type.  She keeps getting a login box, enters info, then back to login box.
Thanks - Wayne
Question by:wspjones99
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    Assisted Solution

    If you add the password to her system Keychain then it doesn't have to be constantly re-entered... check it out!
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    All my MAC clients use this client to connect to our 2003 SBS.  This is a client created by MS to work on MAC NODS.

    And 50 points?  That's funny.


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    Is there some sort of "point scale" that I need to be aware of? I am new to this site and haven't found a suggested point assignment listing anywhere.  Is it like tipping? 20% of what???  OK I made it 100...
      Anyway, I do NOT want this user siting on the server with an RDP client, she messes stuff up enough on her own PC.  I need the VPN client so she can access her shares.
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    So far as I am aware, there is no Mac VPN client for ISA as such; but it possibly only needs an IPSEC client (?) and you can try this one...

    The mac built in VPN client is not too pretty in my view, but VPN Tracker is a pretty cool bit of software and you can download an eval to monkey about with.


    Expert Comment

    I have a Winblows 2003 Standard Server for my VPN Server. I use Apple's VPN client to connect to it and it works like a charm. I added the user's username/password to the keychain and it connects automatically and VERY fast. I made a set of instructions for each user to set it up themselves if you want a copy of it.


    Author Comment

    I would like a copy, how do i get it?
    thanks - Wayne

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    Let me know if you need any more information.

    Author Comment

    Thanks - Wayne

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