vpn setup

Microsoft Windows server 2003 standard x...
March 3, 2010 at 12:50:00
Specs: windows server 2003 enterprise
Hi there.

Very very new to setting up a server.

Its for my dad's company, and he doesn't want anything too technical.

I built a computer to use as a server.
Installed windows server 2003 enterprise edition.

It installed perfectly.

I got a static ip address from our isp, and this is on a dedicated line. nothing else connects to it. just the server.

Were trying to set the server up so it allows

3 users to connect by vpn.

they will then get access to a shared folder.
their outlook accounts will connect to the server and sync with their emails etc.

so far, im lost.
ive setup rras, active directory and dns, but i messed up.

Can anyone help?

I have a fair understanding of computers, but never delt with a server before.

I dont know much about dns, nat, domain controllers, domains, yadda yadda.

All we need at the moment is the server to accept the vpn and give them access to their folders. nothing else!

someone put me out my misery!


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March 3, 2010 at 12:51:21
i forgot to mention, i removed everything now, and im back to the basic server 2003 after install.

no setup has been done.

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March 22, 2010 at 03:21:37
All you need is to allow vpn access to the users, this you do by installing RRAS and configure it for remote access. After that, you go to the AD users and computers, right-click the user and go properties, go to the dial-in tab and select allow access. If you have a router or a firewall you'll need to forward port 1723 to the server.

After this your users can connect using any vpn client. And if you share a folder they'll be able to open \\servername to see the folder.

However, if you'd like to make this process automatic for the users, read this post: http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

About the Exchange sync, it's no problem but take one step at a time is my advise.

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