VPN with Active Directory Contorols
Posted on 2011-04-19
Hey Everyone -
I have a client that is currently using a 6 year old server that is runing Server 2003 Std. He has only 5 licenses and is using all of them on a daily basis. He now would like to look into expanding his force to remote workers (possibly 5 of them). They would only be accessing files mostly, however these files are in drives that are full of other documents they shouldnt have access too.
Now this would make sense if they had a terminal server with an additional 5 licenses so that they can log in and we can control this all through Active Directory controls and Windows natively. However, he isnt looking to upgrade his server or licensing status if he doesnt have to.
This then leads to a VPN solution. I know of the RADIUS features some VPNs have but not sure of the best way to go about it, considering the clients situation. Normally I have licenses at my disposal or able to get more, and have all teh features needed. This would be relying on the configuration of the VPN. They currently have chosen to not implement a network appliance and have no static IPs on their server.
Any suggestions or ideas on how this can work best as well as grow? or do I need to push harder for new bones (server, licensing)?