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MS VPN PPTPVPN activated via SBS ConsoleHi,
 
 I have SBS2011 Network and set up a VPN via SBS Console. It has been working fine for years.
 Now the Mac users can't connect because APPLE dropped PPTP support.
 What is my option?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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You can look into third party VPN clients for Apple - Shimo and VPN Tracker.

Or you can put in place a different VPN system.  I use an Untangle Firewall/Unified Threat Management system (FREE) which offers OpenVPN as a VPN service and works quite well.  It also protects my networks from many internet based threats and even blocks ads.
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by:sglee
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@Lee
Thanks for the information. Where can I find setup information for "Untangle Firewall/Unified Threat Management system".
Also do I install this on SBS2011?
 What port number do I need to forward in the router?  For MS PPTP, I am forwarding 1723 to SBS2011 PC.
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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www.untangle.com

It's a router / firewall / UTM device.  You can buy it or you can download the free version.  You can then install it in a VM (it's its own operating system). It replaces your existing router/firewall.  If you don't install it in a VM you need a computer with two network cards to act as a router.  pfSense is another similar product that doesn't offer all the bells and whistles Untangle does.

PPTP is not very secure these days and shouldn't be used.  So you can replace it with another solution but MOST solutions are router based.  If you already have a business class router, look at it's VPN solutions... otherwise, consider replacing it with Untangle - or you'll likely have to use the third party PPTP programs on a mac.
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by:sglee
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Any anyone chime in on "third party PPTP programs on a mac."?
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