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Remote location added to local domain

My company is moving this weekend and we are looking to also switch our network from a workgroup to a domain which would make it easier for the salesmen to log their orders into Small Business Accounting via Business Contact Manager.  The network is all local with the exception of our warehouse manager who needs access to the same multi-user file that the rest of the company is using so we have exact counts of the inventory and products.  He can also print out the packing slips from the warehouse to fill the orders as they come in. My question is: How do I connect the computer in the warehouse to the same domain as the one everybody else is on? The computer in the warehouse will be running Win xp pro and the server is SBS 2003.  This is something that I'd like to wrap up this weekend so for the urgency, I will give this 500 points.  
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JoeCommented:
A.You can setup a VPN and join the domain from the remote location. (probley the best option to setup VPN)
B.You can have TS (Terninal Server) Setup and have the remote user remote in.

Joe
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riser117Author Commented:
what is the process to setup a VPN?
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JoeCommented:
Do you have a router at this location?
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bmquintasCommented:
Assuming that's the only machine that needs remote access try this:

Don't install the RRAS service, since it's only one machine i think you can keep it simple.
1.Using the add new connection wizard create a connection of type advanced (accept remote connections, tunneled internet connections).

2.Right the connection you created and assign permission to connect to that user only (from warehouse).

3.You'll have to forward port 1723 from your router to the DC
4. Your router must also forward GRE protocol to the DC.  http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=241251

5.IN the remote computer create a VPN connection where you'll have to provide your Main Office Wan IP
and also check this:

http://www.chicagotech.net/vpnsetup.htm#How%20to%20connect%20to%20a%20Windows%20domain%20using%20Windows%20VPN%20at%20startup

If you have a dynamic IP assigned by your ISP, you can bypass that problem using a free DDNS service like no-ip.com.
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riser117Author Commented:
there is no router at the warehouse location but there is one at the office... would it be easier to set up a virtual network with a router at the warehouse as well?
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JoeCommented:
Depending on your router model you might have VPN on the router in that case you could set it up on the router and have the pc from the warehouse connect to it.

Joe
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riser117Author Commented:
what routers have a vpn built into them?
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JoeCommented:
I have a linksys with VPN.
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riser117Author Commented:
thanks
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JoeCommented:
It would probley be easiest to use the information suggested by bmquintas .

Here is some more information if needed.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Broadband/VPN/Q_21614385.html?query=how+to+setup+VPN&clearTAFilter=true

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_21742641.html

Joe
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