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How to configure VPN for a public facing server (server 2008) and configure firewall security to stop files being shared on the public ip RRS feed

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  • Hi I currently have a hosted server running server standard 2008. It has a public ip (supplied by the provider) and is completely public facing.

    I have setup active directory and intend to use it as a file server, IIS server for 1 website and exchange server. I have several problems facing me with this.

    Problem 1 – there server will gladly share files out to any authenticated user by simply using the public IP, for instance ‘\\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\c$’ how do I stop this and only allow VPN access

    Problem 2 – I would like to setup a VPN so that my users can connect to the VPN and then access the sile shares and other resources. A quick Google and this appears very basic but I am not sure if I am setting it up right as I do not have things like a DHCP service and my server is public facing with no firewall in-between it and the web.

    Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:32 PM