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Hi Experts, Any suggestions on this will be highly appreciated, even if extreme or strange.
I've got an SBS 2003 SP1 network with 2 secondary 2003 application servers at head office of one of my clients.
They use a netbox router and a 2Mb/2Mb Business grade SDSL connection. The Router allows for only one PPTP connection at the time. It only allows for VPN Tunnels using a Netbox Branch office (so Netbox says) at Au $2000 each.
I've got three other sites each with 3 x POS (Point of sales systems) and a bunch of wireless printers and one workstation Each.
The POS are XPSP2. These sites have a D-Link DIR635 and DSL modem. Those routers are NOT VPN routers.
Initially the POS supplier said that every site needed a VPN back to head office but it turns out that every POS needs a VPN (Or VPN Tunnel with is not possible from those routers)
I was just going to use the SBS VPN from the 3 sites but now I am dealing with 9 x VPN + all the usual remote users (Headoffice has 35 all of them remote at some stage)
Question is: Can SBS handle this and does anyone have any ideas as to a more efficient way. Should I advise them to purchase VPN Routers?
According to POS people the POS stations need a real time constant connection to the server.
Any suggestions, advice, ideas appreciated!
Thanks,
Olaf
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