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  • Question

  • Hello,

    Im intending to establish a site-to-site VPN connection for the following environment:

    main office and 9  branches, every branch will contain only one computer, or maybe three at most (IP camera and another IP device), and i want to connect them to a custom application installed on a server at the main office, and i may also need to (as an administrator) connect back to the branches for admin purposes.

    I need to deply a cheap solution to make the branches and the main office connected (it;s not important to connect the branches themselves to each other)

    Should i just use a simple remote access server at the main office and the branches get connected using normal VPN-to-main office?!, Or i can use ISA servers to establish a site-to-site connection?!

    - Is it possible to use and ISA server on a W2K3 (to avoid compatab issues) in 2008 R2 domain?!, is it gonna be compatable with the W2K8 RRAS server?! (or ISA is going to act as a RRAS then?!)

     

    A cheap solution is preferable.

    Thank you!

     

     


    MCITP: Server Administrator 2008, MCP
    Friday, November 25, 2011 1:43 PM

Answers

  • Hi Mohamed,

     

    Thanks for posting here.

     

    Yes, we can have a Windows RRAS host at branch office to maintain the VPN connection and set it as a router . we can of course also use ISA server to set this up but by using Windows RRAS is a cheaper solution as required :

     

    Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Up a PPTP-based Site-to-Site VPN Connection in a Test Lab

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758271(WS.10).aspx

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li


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    Monday, November 28, 2011 8:08 AM
  • Hello,

    by using an ISA Server / TMG Forefront solution, you will be able to establish Site to Site VPN tunnels.

    For a cheaper solution, you can use RRAS instead if you have Windows Server servers in your branches.

    Another solution is to see if your routers supports establishing Site to Site VPN tunnels. Here just check compatibility in type of VPN tunnels that can be used.

     


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  • Hi Mohamed,

     

    Thanks for posting here.

     

    Yes, we can have a Windows RRAS host at branch office to maintain the VPN connection and set it as a router . we can of course also use ISA server to set this up but by using Windows RRAS is a cheaper solution as required :

     

    Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Up a PPTP-based Site-to-Site VPN Connection in a Test Lab

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758271(WS.10).aspx

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Monday, November 28, 2011 8:08 AM
  • Hello,

    by using an ISA Server / TMG Forefront solution, you will be able to establish Site to Site VPN tunnels.

    For a cheaper solution, you can use RRAS instead if you have Windows Server servers in your branches.

    Another solution is to see if your routers supports establishing Site to Site VPN tunnels. Here just check compatibility in type of VPN tunnels that can be used.

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner 2010 / 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Designing and Providing Volume Licensing Solutions to Large Organizations
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator
    Microsoft Certified Trainer

    Monday, November 28, 2011 8:00 PM