VPN Server/Client setup

I would like to install a VPN server and a VPN Client on a windows server 2012 and a client windows 10.

Any suggestion which software to use ? I would prefer something open source (but safe).

I would appreciate if I can get a step by step installation.

Pierre AmmounIT ConsultantAsked:
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Open source and safe dont really come hand in hand, if IT security is a genuine issue for you purchase a secure device with vendor support.

Personally I would recommend sitting a Sonicwall SRA behind a firewall in a locked off VLAN with limited port access, very very good device with a https web based vpn client. Recently bought an SRA4600 for my old company with 25 licences and support for 2K USD/EUR

Not crazy on Windows based VPNs terminating at a server for so many reasons, but if you must just configure windows remote access in 2012, they support this within the OS.

Some other options, Cisco Firewall VPN Module, Dell Sonicwall VPN module, Watchguard VPN module(this is free if you use shrewsoft as VPN client).
Note Shrewsoft is a free user end VPN client
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
that's an ipsec vpn client most places block that traffic unlike https
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Pierre AmmounIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
In that case (since security is not guaranteed), then I could use the Firewall I have (Fortinet).

I have a fortigate 60 -

Can someone point me to a step by step (but really baby steps :-) on how to create the VPN there?

IvanSystem EngineerCommented:

maybe this guide can help you> http://cookbook.fortinet.com/ssl-vpn-using-web-and-tunnel-mode-54/
or this one> http://cookbook.fortinet.com/ipsec-vpn-with-forticlient-56/
Never worked with fortigate, but maybe it is an ok guide.

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I'm a big proponent of Microsoft - heck, I'm an MVP - but
Open source and safe dont really come hand in hand, if IT security is a genuine issue for you purchase a secure device with vendor support.
is crazy.

Open source doesn't mean it's unsafe.  

Most open source products sell support, so buying a "closed source" product to get support is crazy.

Personally, I use Untangle - which has it's core OS based on open source Linux and several additional packages, like OpenVPN which is open source.

If you deployed an untangle system as your router, you setup is quick and easy as is setup of VPN.  You simply go into the console, add an OpenVPN client, download the software to the system you want to connect and install.

You can also look at pfSense which includes OpenVPN, though it's lack of a GUI on the host has been problematic for me, MANY people seem to like it.  And you can even setup 2FA for OpenVPN if you use pfSense.

As for "step by step" - Step one:
Setup a test network and PLAY.  Do not do this from scratch on a production network.  That's crazy too!  Learn it in an environment that doesn't matter, then put it in your production environment.  Or hire a consultant to do it for you.

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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Just for the record a Sonicwall SRA 4600 is not a firewall, it is more secure than a firewall for remote access.
It is a separate independent piece of networking equipment that has interfaces etc and looks like a firewall but it is not a firewall and has other functionality.

It is specifically a remote access device, SRA(Secure Remote Access)
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