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    on our main campus:
    1 windows 2003 r2 server (dc) -
    1 windows 2003 server (member server) - (library system)
    15 windows xp clients (library system)
    dsl - > router -> switch

    on our branch (plan)

    2 windows xp clients (library system)
    dsl - > router -> switch


    how can the 2 xp clients on the branch connect to the server (library) so it can access the library system

    is vpn the way? any steps to accomplish the task. thanks

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    Re: connecting a branch

    VPN would be the cheapest and simplest solution.

    Check your routers and see if they can perform any VPN functions. Failing that you could take advatage of the RRAS (Routing and Remove Access Server) functionality of Windows 2003 for your VPN authentication / Access.

    The following should get you started with Windows 2003 but there are loads of other guides around:

    Make sure you read up on securing your VPN server and connections.

    Hope this helps

    Michael Armstrong
    MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

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