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Server to server virtual connection (VPN?)

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Johnny5, May 8, 2003.

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  1. Johnny5

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    I recently started administering an existing network of a small company. There are two locations, about 100 miles apart. Each has a Win2000 server and about 12 workstations each, some XP Pro and some Win2000 Pro. Each server is connected to the internet using a DSL account, and the Win2000 servers are configured as routers. I want to be able to map one server to the other, and vice versa. I want users to be able to use a database on one server from the other location. I am not sure how exactly I would best be able to do this; do I need to set up a VPN, and if so, what exactly do I need to click on to enable incoming and outgoing communications, so that these servers can see eachother and talk? Can it be done with just the Win2000Server or do I actually need to buy routers or other software? I have messed around with the VPN connection wizard but can not get a connection established. RRAS is not somehting I am familiar with, so that is where I got stuck. I am pretty new to all of this so as much detailed help would be appreciated!
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  3. Johnny5

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    Let me know if anyone has any answers,
    I appreciate it,
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    I dont know your location but, if you plan on exchanging large bits of data you may want to consider a Frame Relay network between the sites. DSL isnt very efficient for what you want to do. Frame works very well and you could then also go to a single internet connection for both sites by bridging the Frame. The cost may go up some but there is no comparison with the performance. Just my opinion.
     
  5. Johnny5

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    What exactly would that entail?
     
  6. Monk_

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    You need to decide on a provider and how much bandwidth you need. The provider will offer good advice on that. I recently did a three node Frame with Verizon and Adtran, it went very smoothly.

    Here are the basics of Frame Relay:

    http://www.frforum.com/basicguide/toc.html
     
  7. JKoharchik

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    Try this... I am setting up another location about 5 blocks away and we use Access DataBase, which is an enormous file. Too big to drag over a dsl/t-1 line. Terminal Services is Really simple to set up. They only thing I had a glitch with was the security on the mapped drive of the server I needed everyone to connect to. It is actually a VPN but built into Win2K and works very well. Each user gets their own desktop and instead of dragging Entire files over the line and causing congestion, it takes a picture of the image and sends it to the requesting pc, acknowledges each keystroke and sends it back to server. I think it is much easier than RRAS. One thing is the licensing. They expire after 90 days unless installed on win2kPro or XpPro OS's!!! Let me know if you try it !!
     
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