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Create VPN and good Free VPN software (Server AND client)

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Create VPN and good Free VPN software (Server AND client)


    Hi there
    to any of you network Gurus -- I'm testing a (Virtual) version of Windows 2012 Server. What I'd like to do is to set up a VPN so I can access it from another computer (Windows 8.1) in the LAN (while testing) but using a VPN rather than RDP. A FREE VPN server and client is what I would like at this stage.

    Eventually I would like to login from a mobile phone too - but later.

    The VPN should just present a LOGIN screen to the user and then show a basic desktop with just say Office and IE installed on it.

    I'm totally new to this sort of stuff - so SIMPLE to start with - I don't want to get into "Remote / Roaming" Domains or any other "Geeky stuff" at this stage -- just the simple basics - LOGON etc.

    Any links greatfully appreciated -- there's so many to choose from so I don't know where to start. The network connectivity to the server works fine --at least with RDP so I don't have to worry at least about that bit of the system.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    First off, a vpn in just a virtual network connection, so it won't natively present you with a desktop or applications. It will get you remotely connected to the network, from there you will launch something else to connect to a desktop, either rdp, terminal services, etc.

    Doing a VPN is natively built into sever 2012, so you won't need any software, free or otherwise to setup a.basic VPN.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Thanks

    I'll play around with that to start with.

    What I want eventually is for the user to enter a Pin number plus a 6 digit key generated by one of those RSA Securid "thingey's".

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Rather than use an RSA key, I'd suggest using some 2 factor authentication from something like DuoSecurity and the Google Authenticator app (free) that you run on a smartphone. That's what we use at work to connect to our remote desktop applications.
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