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How to use a VPN while still accessing local resources on a Windows network

Hello - we have acquired another company, and are planning the email access for the remote users of that company in NJ to our own Exchange server located in Chicago.  Our current remote salesmen use a Cisco VPN to allow their Outlooks access, but I don't think they are able to access any local resources on their home networks while they're on the VPN session. So - I am wondering if there is a way to get them connected to our Excahnge mail server, while still allowing them to continue accessing their local applications on their own network subnet?

Thanks for your help
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Damian Gardner

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Thanks for your responses, gentlemen.  I'll answer each below:

Qlemo: this is good to know that we have an option for split tunneling

Simon: yes, it would be two different subnets of 192.168.1 in Chicago and 192.168.48 in NJ, so that's good to know.

Trgrassijr55: Sorry to not say before, but we're on Exchange 2003 still (about to jump to 2010) and Outlook 2010 clients.  We're thinking we might try and punch a hole through our Cisco ASA to allow for OWA traffic in, and just let the remote clients access their mail that way?

Thanks for your help gentlemen,
Damian
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Yes the NJ clients should be able to access your Exchange sever in chicago.

Make sure ports 443 and https is open

The NJ clients do not need to VPN to Chicago to access exchange from a remote site.
If the router in NJ and Chicago is setup properly they will be connected just of if they are local to the server.

Like I said I have instructions for the client side if you need them.
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thanks for your help. it's working now.
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