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So I was told to setup a VPN for this small business, I have about a week to figure out how to do it (not a networking pro) I was consulting my friend who graduated with a 4 yr networking degree on whether or not they needed a subscription with the purchase of their sonicwall device to have a VPN installed.

He brought up that server 2008 (windows) includes VPN functionality and that you would only need to forward a port from the router to the server running the service to allow the person into the network.

Is this true, and/or would the person be allowed into the entire network or just a connected device?
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Windows 2008 includes VPN stuff, but its better in my opinion if your firewall can do it. I currently have our firewall handle most of the VPN, but it passes the authentication over to the domain controllers so people only need to maintain 1 set of passwords.

Which sonicwall device do you have?
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the sonic wall tz 210
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Looks like that supports up to 25 VPN users, though if you need more you can buy more licenses.
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so you dont need to buy a license just for the (under 25) base users?
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Looked a bit closer at the specs for it, it only comes with 2 licenses and supports up to 25.

This is what I hate about all firewall vendors is that its like pulling teeth to find out how many vpn clients they will support before buying more.
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