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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Configuring VPN Connections

Windows 7 supports both outgoing and incoming VPN connections. For outgoing connections, Windows 7 is the client and connects to a VPN server on a remote network, usually the corporate intranet. For incoming connections, Windows 7 acts as a server and allows a remote client computer to establish a VPN connection between the two computers. In enterprise environments, outgoing VPN connections are commonly used to allow mobile users to securely access resources on the corporate intranet from remote locations. Incoming VPN connections to client computers are rarely used in enterprise environments, so most of this discussion deals with outbound connections only. For information on how to create and configure an inbound connection ...

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