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Company domain user moving to remote location

I setup a windows 7 pro machine at work to use our domain.  The user is able to login to domain fine while connected to our network at the home office.  I'm wondering will he be able to use the pc the same way remotely?
In other words is there a way for him to VPN in after he try's to login to the domain? Or will he have to login to VPN first?
Never done this before so ask questions if confusing I will reward full points to good clarification.  Thanks.
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savoneCommented:
He would have to log into the VPN first, then it will allow him to use the domain services (if the VPN is configured correctly).

If he has logged into the machine on the domain at least once, he will be able to log in while away using his domain credentials since they will be cached on the machine.  I am not sure how long these cached credentials last.
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savoneCommented:
I found a little more information to help you:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/172931
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TechyTAuthor Commented:
So have the user first login as a local user? Then start VPN client an then switch user (one that is on domain) ?
Or since cached can they login as if at home office then access VPN client to actually gain access ?
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
You can login as a domain user without using VPN.

It will use cached credentials for the same.
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savoneCommented:
As long as the user has logged into the domain once at the office he/she will be able to log in as domain user outside office then start the VPN. No need to log in as local user.
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