Re-cycling an SBS 2008 SSL Certificate on a WatchGuard Firewall

I recently rolled out the SSL VPN feature on my WatchGuard M200 Firebox. This will replace the SBS 2008 PPTP VPN for Mobile Users. PPTP is no longer regarded as secure. The SSL VPN itself works fine, but the SSL Certificate is "self generated" by the Firebox, so users receive a security warning when they … Continue reading Re-cycling an SBS 2008 SSL Certificate on a WatchGuard Firewall

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Remote Administration of VPN Client Computers

Within the Microsoft Environment, Remote VPN Client Computers do not register themselves within DNS. Additionally, DHCP entries are attributed to “RAS” rather than the host name of the clients. This means that remotely administering a VPN Client machine using the Host Name isn’t going to be possible. However, I did have some success using the … Continue reading Remote Administration of VPN Client Computers

Dell Vostro Laptop: Toggling Full Screen Mode within Remote Desktop (RDP)

Normally, you would use “Ctrl + Alt + Break” to toggle the “Full Screen” mode within a Remote Desktop Session. However, what if your laptop does not have a “Break Key”? How do you force Full Screen Mode in such a circumstance? My Dell Vostro 3300 is such a machine. There isn’t a “Break” Key. … Continue reading Dell Vostro Laptop: Toggling Full Screen Mode within Remote Desktop (RDP)

Netgear SSL312; ISA 2000 and SecureNAT Remote Laptops

I have been using the Netgear SSL312 VPN Concentrator to provide a Remote Access Service on my Small Business Server Network. This has been largely successful, but I had the nagging problem of remote users being unable to surf the web whilst the VPN client was loaded - all they could "see" was the internal … Continue reading Netgear SSL312; ISA 2000 and SecureNAT Remote Laptops

Setting up ISA Server 2000 for a Netgear SSL312 VPN Concentrator (on Port 443)

Welcome to my first ever Blogging Effort! The Netgear SSL312 VPN Concentrator is a fantastic piece of kit that I have been using to provide a Remote Access Service on my Small Business Server Network. It can provide either a VPN or Terminal Services. This guide is intended for anyone who wishes to set up … Continue reading Setting up ISA Server 2000 for a Netgear SSL312 VPN Concentrator (on Port 443)