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Setup of a LAN printer on home and VPN network

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JackFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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We have a LAN setup in our office with a 2012 server - the IP range is
My director uses VPN to dial in to the server from home to get access to files and folders that are on the server. The PPTP server will give him an IP address in the same range. This part works well.
The problem comes when he wants to print to his home printer (which is on a LAN, not USB). Items sent from home to the office printer run off fine but as the IP range is the same ( the home printer will not print it - I think this is the case until he disconnects the VPN which is not very practical.

I see PPTP is very obsolete - so perhaps I need to implement a new VPN system on this MS 2012 server?

Any advice on the setup would be appreciated.
Martyn Spencer
Software Developer / Linux System Administrator

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