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Need to connect a WIN7 machine using VPN connection first, how do I go about doing this. WIN7 computer is offsite and needs to make a connection with the domain to verify credentials.
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Assuming a Windows VPN client you can do so by following the intsructions in the following link:
http://blog.lan-tech.ca/2012/04/29/connect-to-windows-vpn-at-logon/

There are a few 3rd party VPN solutions such as some of the Cisco clints that also have similar options.
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Thanks RobWill this is what I need.

However I removed the computer from the domain and thought I would make a VPN connection to add the computer back into the new domain (migrated from SBS2003 to SBS2011 over the weekend). I make a VPN connection and get the following error trying to add the computer to the new domain.

 domain failure
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I'll give you points for answering the question and open another post - thanks RobWill.
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Make sure DNS on the client points ONLY to the SBS, and add the new DNS suffix, my domain.local, to the VPN/PPP adapter.  Use the SBS public IP to connect the VPN, at least for now.
http://blog.lan-tech.ca/2011/05/14/vpn-client-name-resolution-2/
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