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VPN 2003 server to 2003 server both ways

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I have 2 x 2003 server (not SBS), at 2 remote locations and they require access to files on each others server. They had Cisco VPN previously but these have failed and too broke to replace. Can you run a VPN from one server to the other and vice-versa without issues? The server IP addresses are 10.6.20.6 (G/W 10.6.20.1) and 10.6.11.6 (G/W 10.6.11.1) both subnets 255.255.255.0. Both servers are DHCP and DNS servers.

 
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you can create PPTP or ip sec based vpn from win 2003 server to win 2003 server.... this is quite a long procedure...i am providing you some links from you can setup the vpn connectivity...you can create remote PPtp access also:

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after creating vpn.....please allow remote desktop connectivity and allow RDP( port 3389 by default)
also allow file sharing ports netbios(137,138 445)...but open this ports only between two sites( means only between vpn connectivity)...dont allow the same in your network....otherwise you may get a huge broadcast activity....

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diprajbasu: Thank you for the reply, is there any reason not do this? I have connected 2 x SBS2003 servers and one has ended up shutting down due to them both being domain controllers?
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request you to elaborate the issue once

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http://www.winvistatips.com/sbs-2003-shuts-down-intermitantly-after-1-2hrs-t658886.html this web page pretty well sums up the issue where-by 2 SBS on the same network one will shutdown. Just wanted to understand if VPN server to server (non-sbs) would have the same issue?
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as per your previous query two VPN server(non-sbs)..may be by UTM or dedicated vpn device..will work on same subnet but different IP Range (just like you have given ip range in your asked question)

they will work either on Active- Active mode( IPSEC)
or Active-Passive mode ( IPSEC)

you can create PPTP VPN also..

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Thank you I have setup and look to work fine.

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