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connect OSX 8.5.1 to sbs2003 via vpn

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SO the client has a old server running SBS 2003 , and they have a remote office with a mac that is running osx 8.5.1

the mac needs to connect to the shared drive to access documents, so I am trying to use the native vpn client, however it is asking me for Machine auth "Shared Secret".

What am I missing ? or can this be done ?  What needs to be set up on the small SBS2003 server ?

thanks
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Peter Loobuyck earned 500 total points
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If you're using pptp vpn, you need the change protocol on the mac. You won't need a shared secret then.
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Are you sure about that OS? OS 8.5.1 is not OS X. Did you mean 10.8.5, maybe?

OS 8.5.1 is ancient and I doubt it would be able to connect with a VPN.

If you are really running OS X, you can find out the exact OS by pulling down the Apple Menu to About This Mac.

Let us know.
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OS 8.5.1 would be a 15 year old OS. Same vintage as Windows 98.
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by:serialband
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If it's asking for a shared secret, it means you've chose the Cisco VPN.  Do you actually connect to a Cisco VPN?
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