Site-site vpn with SBS ... please help!

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Terry Cole, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. Terry Cole

    Terry Cole Guest

    Someone please help me with this issue. I've not yet found a reference to
    this exact scenario yet (which is wierd; I'm sure others have dealt with

    I have a vpn tunnel setup between 2 vpn routers.
    My SBS box has 2 nics just like Marina and others recommend. The inside is and outside is
    The remote LAN is 192.168.0.x.
    The vpn tunnel is between 2 subnets, x.x.0.x at the remote end and x.x.10.x
    at the SBS end.
    Each end of the VPN can ping the other by, but by IP only.
    The SBS firewall is turned off (which I'd like to remedy soon!!!)

    What's missing in order to enable the remote end to be able to ping the
    server by name?
    What's missing in order to have the remote client PCs authenticate into the
    VPN upon startup (for scripts, mapped drives, etc?)

    If this has been described before, I've not been able to find it. Any
    references are appreciated.

    Terry Cole, Feb 14, 2005
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  2. Terry Cole

    Terry Cole Guest

    PS. Server is SBS Premium but ISA is not installed.
    Terry Cole, Feb 14, 2005
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  3. Hi

    I think there is three ways to address this.
    1 Enterthe IP address of the SBS server in the WINS field for all of the PCs
    in the remote office.
    It may also be useful to enable Netbios over TCP/IP.
    This way the PCs will register with the server and should be able to
    reference using a name.

    2 Add the apprioriate entry to the hosts or lmhosts file on each of the
    remote PCs.

    3 I installed a separate server in each remote location, added them to the
    forest, setup DNS and WINS, pull/push.

    This way all PCs talk to their local server.
    You can also create different login scripts for each location.
    You can also move their user directories to their local server.

    Richard Grace, Feb 15, 2005
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