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Hi, can anyone help...

We have a windows 2003 domain with xp machines - the server has AD, DHCP, and a few other bits and bobs. server=, all xp's=192.168.10.x, gateway=

Its connected to a switch along with all clients, and it all works well.

The switch is connected to a physical firewall ip=


But the firewall has another cable with ip=, gw=, which goes to the Cisco Router (provided by isp) which i assume has ip= and has a public ip from our isp of not the real ip as i'm setting vpn :)


Now one chap needs to work from home (and it would be good if i could as well) where he has a isp modem also giving out dhcp to his home computers - lets say


is it possible i can set up vpn with my 2003 ?

do i have to get 3rd party software?

i'd like to able to use Remote Desktop to work on various machines.

i havent found any documents about this kind of setup.


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what i done so far...


Install Routing & Remote Access -> open up the RRA control panel -> add server = this computer.

-> Right-click SERV1 and start Configure Wizard

-> choose Remote Access -> VPN -> choose interface...

(one has static, the other is dynamic)

choose interface

turn off "Enable security" (first time around i didnt do this, and had to run to the server room to cancel everything as i lost Remote Desktop and users couldnt login !!! - i guess my physical firewall better get involved at some point)

-> choose Auto not Range for DHCP (should i use another range? my office scope is large)

-> choose No (we dont use RADIUS)

-> finished

Message: you must configure DHCP Relay Agent


So i wait for RRA to start -> rightclick on DHCP Relay Agent -> properties

and enter -> ok


Now what?

when i get home i'll try with my user account - i've already gone into AD and checked my account has 'Allowed' on Dial In.


But i'm sure theres a lot more to it...

My firewall is a nightmare piece of equipment, but i think i have got my user account has unlimited everything.


Now i'm stuck.


++ anyweb ++ thanks for the link. i'll look into that...


hum, i just saw that this method is for routers/firewalls that do not support vpn technology - but mine do, so is really the only/best way?



update: my RRA is working - i just created a new Network Connection on my xp, to and it all worked.


what now anyone?

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