Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

SBS 2003 R2 and VPN between two cities

Posted on 2009-04-02
3
Medium Priority
?
284 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
In one city I have the SBS 2003 R2 server working and 4 workstations attached. And a firebox for VPN.
In the other city, a single pc running vista and it also has a firebox for vpn.
The tunnel is open and up between the cities.
I can ping from the remote site to computer ip addresses on the server side and get replies.
However i cant ping by name... that doesn't work.

Question:  I would expect that the remote pc would be act just like the 4 pc that are in the office with the sbs server. However when I look at the remote pc's network screen, I don't see any of the pc's or server on the sbs side.

What do I have to setup on both sides to make this happen?

0
Comment
Question by:emumaster
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 24053847
Just point the DNS to the server in your Office that resolves the names.

 I hope this helps !
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 24053855
ie Point all machines to the SBS server for DNS resolution
0
 
LVL 77

Accepted Solution

by:
Rob Williams earned 2000 total points
ID: 24056337
Chances are you will not be able to browse as this relies on NetBIOS broadcasts which are not routable over the VPN. Having said that WatchGuard routers usualy have an option to forward NetBIOS traffic over the VPN. However, all other services can be made available.

If you want the remote PC to act as if on the LAN, you need to configure it's NIC to point to the SBS server for DNS, and ONLY the SBS for DNS. Network resources will be available as will the Internet but if the VPN goes down the remote client will have no Internet access. Do not add the ISP"s DNS to the client, even as an alternate or you will have name resolution issues. Once done add the PC and user accounts to the SBS by using the add user and configure user computer wizards in server managment. Then from the client join the  remote PC to the domain using a browser and http://SBSname/connect All services on the LAN, except possibly browsing, should be available to the remote client.

It is also advisable to add the SBS IP to WINS and the SBS domain suffix to the advanced TCP/IP properties of the remote client's NIC configuration.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For a while, I have wanted to connect my HTC Incredible to my corporate network to take advantage of the phone's powerful capabilities. I searched online and came up with varied answers from "it won't work" to super complicated statements that I did…
How to set-up an On Demand, IPSec, Site to SIte, VPN from a Draytek Vigor Router to a Cyberoam UTM Appliance. A concise guide to the settings required on both devices
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

926 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question