Connecting HeadOffice (SBS 2000) to Remote Office



Hi Fellow members:

Need some help in setting up a persistent VPN connection between the
head office and our remote office: Configuration Overview:

Head Office:
- SBS 2000 with all apps (exchange, ISA, ..)
- Win2K based Terminal Server on internal network
- 2 NICs (External , Internals - 192.168.16.X)
- Several individual/ remote workstations successfully VPN into SBS
2000 to their workstations or to Terminal Server

Remote Office:
- Simple network
- ADSL (728K)
- Router (SMCBR14-18VPN)
- About 5PCs running WinXP Pro

Available Microsoft documentation describes setting up persistent VPN
connection between SBS 2k and Win 2k. Have not been able to find any
documentation/ help to setup a persistent VPN connection between SBS 2k
and a third party router. Consultant in remote office is having
problems. Any thoughts/ help will be appreciated.




Just uninstall ISA server from SBS server. configure your windows 2000
server as a VPN server. In sbs server, setup remote router from RRAS console,
define static route i.e. your remote network address, put user name &
password, set persistant connection & you are through. It is not possible
with ISA2000 server to achive this. If you want to do with ISA server you
have to install ISA 2004 at both ends.

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Thanks Sanjay:

for your thoughts and time.

We are planning an upgrade from SBS 2000 to SBS 2003 and I assume it
comes with ISA 2004.
But the other (Remote End) would still be a third party router NOT a
Server. Any further thoughts?


Bill Grant

It gets tricky if the routers don't match. I would stick with ISA to ISA
or third-party to third-party.

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