administer windows servers

hey folks,

i know, something went terribly wrong, but at the moment i have to administer a couple of windows servers. first of all i needed access to the windows network over vpn and then use a rdp client software. vpn was quite easy to configure:

  • pptp
  • vpn addresses only with the proper dns and domain
  • user name with DOMAIN\user
  • advanced settings: “use point-to-point encryption”

afterwards it was a little bit tricky to get a remotedesktop client which was able to connect to the servers without changing their security level. the newest version of freeRDP [1] was the winner, which is providing the nla-security protocol. it was necessary to compile the current version, but it worked out of the box with this description [2].

the next hurdle will be to install a new exchange instance … please keep your fingers crossed!


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