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Hi,

I have a client with an SBS2003 Server and a Terminal Server (W3k) on the same domain.
We have a netgear WGT624 router with VPN PPTP ports open for remote workers(A).

Is there a way other remote users(B) can VPN directly to the terminal server box, and still having the "A" workers working as normal on the SBS box?

FYI, we have mutiple NICS on the terminal server and our ADSL connection has multiple public IP's if thats any help. At present the terminal server NICS are teamed.

Thanks

Marc
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you could always redirect a second port on the router through to the term serv.....say 3390 instead of 3389.....forward port 3390 on the router through to 3389 on the term serv.

When you fire up RDP, just put the address with :3390 at the end for users who need to RDP straight to the term serv

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Can this work the same with VPN, as this is the protocol I need rather than RDP.
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oh i thoughy maybe you had made a slight spelling err and actually meant RDP...are you setting up both servers as RRAS servers?

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i'm not sure how this is going to work, really need guidance and advise as to if it can or can't work. what are you recommending?
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hmmm just clarify for me, are you VPN'ing to a router, or VPN'ing to a RRAS server?

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we have port fowarding setup to point directly to the sbs box, so yes vpn'ing to a RRAS server.
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To the best of my knowledge the WGT624 is not a VPN router, so I assume the VPN is configured on the SBS, and the WGT624 is simply set up to forward PPTP/VPN traffic to it. If so you should have 2 options:
1) Routing should be configured on the SBS so the you simply enter the LAN IP of the TS in the remote desktop connection client and the traffic will be forwarded to the appropriate device, the TS. Yes, the SBS will support multiple VPN connections to different devices using the RDP client/service, however, not from the same site. For that you would have to set up a hardware site-to-site VPN.
2) The proper way to access a SBS network remotely is to use RWW (Remote Web Workplace), with no VPN needed. If you are not familiar with it, you access in a web browser using   https://your.domain.com/remote  A web page is displayed offering you ,multiple options such as connecting to client machines and servers, company intranet, server reports, web mail, and such. What is available is determined by your privileges. You can then click on connect to client machine, or server, select the device and log on in using RDP session. Multiple users can access from any site, simultaneously.

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hi,

yes the WGT624 is used as a port forwarding solution and not a vpn router.

We would like Remote users B to create a vpn connection and link to a folder on that server and not conflict with the vpn on the SBS server.

there is no requirement for remote users B to have remote desktop to the server.

not entirely sure if VPN PPTP can be set to have another port listening for traffic on lets say 1724?

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