- Double click on the connection in the list of available connections. Step 2 of 2:
- You will be prompted for a username and password. Rather than entering your logon credentials, click the Properties button.
- In Properties, select the Networking tab.
- Set Type of VPN to PPTP VPN and click OK.
- You will be returned to the VPN logon screen. Enter your username in the domain/username format.
- Now enter your password and click Connect.
- There is a chance that you may be prompted as to which connection you want to use. If prompted, select the LAN Connection option.
- Once you are connected, go to Start -> Run and enter the \\servername\ROOT command.
You should see the content's of your server's C drive (assuming that you have the rights). Of course, it's rare that you would be directly accessing the server's C drive. More often, you would be accessing a specific share on the server. To do so, you would enter \\servername\sharename.
HOW TO SET UP A VPN
Step 1: Setup requirements
Step 2: Implement DHCP services
Step 3: Create an enterprise certificate authority
Step 4: Install IAS
Step 5: Configure IAS
Step 6: Create a remote access policy
Step 7: Configure the VPN server
Step 8: Associate the VPN server with the DHCP server
Step 9: Configure your remote clients
Step 10: Test the client connection
Step 11: Alternate VPN configuration options
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft MVP for his work with Windows 2000 Server, Exchange Server and IIS. He has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once in charge of IT security for Fort Knox. For more information visit www.brienposey.com.
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