Join Remote Workstation via VPN to Windows 2008 SBS domain

Posted on 2011-04-26
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Inorder to use Outlook 2010 with BCM remotely I need to authenicate with SQL database on our server which I can't do unless I can be a member of the local domain. How can I login to the remote domain from my home VPN connection?  I tried http://servername/connect and got a 404 error.

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    Hi firstly you'll need to create a VPN Connection to your Office Network and you'll most likely need to change your DNS server to point to the SBS Servers IP address.

    1.    Create a VPN connection which allows other people to use this connection.
    1)     Log on as a local admin.
    2)     Go to “Network and Sharing Center”, the click “Setup up a connection or network” - “Connect to a workplace” OR “Set up a dial-up connection”.
    3)     Check the checkbox to “Allow other people to use this connection” (so that the owner of the DUN configuration will be System and not your individual user).
    4)     Complete the wizard and save the connection.
    2.    Join the PC to a domain (establish a dial-up connection first, if needed).

    1)    Right click on Computer under start and choose Properties.
    2)    Click the Change Settings Button next to Computer Name, Domain Name and and Workgroup Settings
    3)    Click the Network ID Button and follow through the Wizard
    4)    Once joined to the domain then simply reboot.
    3.    Log on using Dial-up Connection
    1)     After rebooting, press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to log on if prompted.
    2)     You are presented with the logon screen for the user that last logged in. Press Esc or click Switch User to view other logon options.
    3)     There will now appear a blue button (Network logon) near the lower-right corner, just to the left of the red Shut Down button.
    4)     Click the blue button. If you have more than one System-owned DUN configuration, then all of them will appear here as buttons that can be clicked, in which case you click the one you want to use.
    5)     If prompted, type the username and password for the DUN connection and click the round, blue button to connect.
    6)     A dialog appears, showing the progress of the connection attempt.
    7)     After the connection is established, Windows will use the same credentials to log into Windows. If that fails, the DUN connection remains active, and you will be taken back to the Windows logon screen to submit Windows credentials.

    You won't have to create a VPN Connection every time you logon but you'll need the VPN Connection active if you need to connect to the SQL on the Server.

    Hope this answers your question.

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