We have an SBS Server 2003. Remote users can use the built-in VPN which is labled 'Connect to Small Business Server' to connect to the SBS server. Once connected, users can use Outlook and network drives just like they were in the office using the LAN.
We also have set up Virtual Server 2005 on the SBS box (we've only got about 10 users in-house and about half of them are sometimes remote users). We have installed Server 2003 Standard in a Virtual Machine and configured it as a Terminal Server.
So staff can now connect remotely from home as well if they want.
About half of the users in our office have laptops that they can take away with them. All the laptops have Office 2007 Pro installed and use MS Outlook 2007 for their email. Office 2007 Pro is also installed on the TS.
Does it make any difference whether these laptop users connect to the server thru the VPN or use TS instead? Are there any security issues either way? Or any better efficiency? From the limited use so far, the user experience appears slightly better over the VPN rather than thru TS.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.