Connect to a VPN on a remote system with remote desktop?

October 28, 2012 at 14:22:42
Specs: Windows 7
We use Nortel VPN and the problem is that it's set so when you connect to it, you can only access company resources so no Internet. To mitigate that we use vmware and run Windows XP at the same time as our Windows 7 systems. I'd love to be able to use remote desktop though and connect to a system located elsewhere even another office computer and have that one on the VPN, but of course as soon you connect the remote desktop connection goes down with it.

I'm just wondering if there's any ways around this. I'm assuming not, but I'm not sure how VPN fully works. Like if I had 2 network cards in the remote system, when I VPN in does it block connections from all network cards? Ideally I'd like to use something like Amazon Web Services since their Windows Server tier has the free option which is good, or will use another VPS type system running Windows Server. Just wondering if there's any way at all to remote desktop to it and then connect the VPN.

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October 28, 2012 at 22:14:58
Perhaps ask your network/security admin to enable split tunneling on your VPN sessions.

"If it ain't broke, upgrade anyway."

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November 24, 2012 at 06:28:48
They won't open it as it's a partner VPN connection so other people that use it are less honest than the rest. Right now we just run vmware to run Windows in another window at the same time which works but just a bit of a pain. I guess with multiple network cards, the VPN still just takes out all of them?

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November 24, 2012 at 09:31:36
" partner VPN connection "

So for the sake of your "convenience" you compromise the very security that protects your business network.

Why do you think the vpn cuts everything off????

It is so your device isn't used as a relay into the business network. Which thanks to your thinking can be done.

Good luck keeping that job. Either you will get fired for compromising company security or the business will get trashed and that will end it.

PRSS [new acronym on the net]

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