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Network Administrators

In order to setup VPN Access for your computer on the network. Several settings need to be configured. We need to configure your Active Directory account on the server to allow VPN Access. To do this:

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. Right-click on the User and select properties.
  3. Select the 'Dial-in' Tab and select the 'Allow Access' option button as per below.
  4. Dial-In properties
  5. Click OK to confirm.

For Client PCs (Windows XP)

On the client PC you need to create a VPN Connection. To do this:

  1. Go Start -> My Network Places.
  2. Click on View Network Connections.
  3. Click on 'Create a New Network Connection'.
  4. VPN start screen
  5. Select the 'Connect to the network at my workplace' option button.
  6. Network connection type
  7. Select the 'Virtual Private Network connection' option button.
  8. Connection establishing
  9. Give the VPN Connection a name.
  10. VPN Connection name
  11. Select the 'Do not dial the initial connection' option button.
  12. Options
  13. Specify the host IP to be mail.ssw.com.au
  14. Specify the IP
  15. Choose who will use the connection.
  16. Choose users
  17. Now we are finished creating the VPN Connection.
  18. Finish screen

Finally you will need to change some settings. To do this:

  1. Right-click on the VPN Connection and choose Properties.
  2. Select the Options Tab and check the 'Include Windows logon Domain' checkbox.
  3. VPN options proeprties tab
  4. Select the Networking Tab, select the Internet TCP/IP option and click the 'Properties' button.
  5. VPN network properties tab
  6. Click on the 'Advanced' button and leave the 'Use Remote Gateway' checkbox. If you have problems then try and uncheck this box.
  7. Advanced TCP/IP properties
  8. Add the DNS suffix sydney.ssw.com.au
  9. TCP/IP DNS properties
  10. Click OK twice.

You should now be able to use VPN to connect to the office.

For Client PCs (Windows 7)

On the client PC you need to create a VPN Connection. To do this:

  1. Go Start -> Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
    Network and Sharing Center
  3. Click on 'Set up a new connection or network'.
    Set up a new connection or network
  4. Click on 'Connect to a workplace'.
    Connect to a workplace
  5. Select the 'No, create a new connection'.
    No, create a new connection
  6. Click on 'Use my Internet Connection (VPN)' then Next.
    Use my Internet Connection(VPN)
  7. Specify "mail.ssw.com.au" as an Internet address and "SSW-VPN" as a Destination name and click Next.
    Type the Internet address
  8. Type username and password and Domain (SSW2000) and click Connect.
    Type your user name and password

You should now be able to use VPN to connect to the office.