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Windows Server With MacBook Pro

We have a Windows Server 2008 setup with VPN.  It is properly setup and have several clients connecting to it (via Windows).  We now have an employee that wants to connect via her MacBook Pro.  Is there a guide or walk through on this?  Anything we should be on the look out for?
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Peter LoobuyckCommented:
No problem, just let us know what type of VPN you supply (PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, …)
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gta2011Author Commented:
Where do I find that out in Windows Server?  I did not orignally setup the VPN!
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Peter LoobuyckCommented:
OK, first try this one. It's the most common VPN connection on Windows:

https://www.astrill.com/knowledge-base/69/PPTP---How-to-configure-PPTP-with-built-in-client-on-Mac-OS-X.html
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gta2011Author Commented:
Just as a backup (doing the install/setup later this morning) what if it is L2TP or IPSec?
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Peter LoobuyckCommented:
L2TP can be done via this tutorial: https://www.astrill.com/knowledge-base/68/L2TP-IPSec---How-to-configure-L2TP-IPSec-with-built-in-client-on-Mac-OS-X.html

For IPSec you use the Cisco VPN option if it's available. However, I don't think it is IPSec.

If it's not a Cisco VPN you'll need additional software, like VPN Tracker.

If you have a Shared Secret in your settings it's not PPTP, but likely L2TP.
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MurfurFull Stack DeveloperCommented:
What VPN client software do the Windows client use?
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Peter LoobuyckCommented:
Shrew vpn is pretty good.

https://www.shrew.net/software
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gta2011Author Commented:
It is a VPN setup with Windows Server with an open port on a basic AT&T UVerse router. No additional hardware or software.
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MurfurFull Stack DeveloperCommented:
Then you should be able to add a VPN connection on the MacBook Pro using the NETWORK preference pane
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