Applies to: Anyone who wishes to run the SI5 client application with a Virtual Private Network connection to the SI5 server.
Summary: System Integrator 5.5 has been tested and certified to work in a Windows Domain environment that is running Routing and Remote Access (RRAS).
This document assumes that the user already has an existing Windows Domain and a user account with VPN access via an existing Routing and Remote Access Server (RRAS).
The most common use case for this type of setup would be a company that has one or more users who have installed System Integrator 5.5 on a laptop and would like to access project information while away from the office without having to work offline.
Disclaimer: D-Tools has tested VPN operation in a Windows Domain environment running RRAS. While it should be possible to set up another type of VPN using the steps outlined below, D-Tools technical support can only assist with VPNs using RRAS.
Since Routing and Remote Access has already been installed and configured on one of the domain controllers there is little to no configuration that is required on the SI 5.5 Server side. The steps to configure the server should have been taken during the initial installation of the SI 5.5 Server Components. Just to be sure review the requirements below to ensure that there won’t be any problems.
There are some special steps required to configure the SI5 client for VPN operation.
The steps required are:
Example: If the servers IP address is 192.168.0.1 and servers machine name is si5server.domain.com, the entry would look like:
CAUTION: There are anti-virus and anti-spyware programs that will detect that the host file was changed and change it back. You may need to deactivate this functionality to implement this solution.
You will also need to set the "Use default gateway on remote network" option for your VPN properties. To do this: