Remote work with a VPN client

Updated 11 months ago by Cody Hefter

When working outside the office, your computer cannot talk to the domain it is joined to. To allow this, you need to connect to a VPN, which creates a tunnel from the network you're using to the firewall in the office. To do so:

  1. Open the VPN client on your machine. It will either look like a stoplight (Sophos SSL VPN, which is deprecated), a C (Sophos Connect), or if you're on a Mac, a circle (Viscosity), as shown below.
    1. (Note - If you don't see the icon, it may be in the popup menu accessed by clicking the arrow; if not in there, it is either not running or not installed)
  2. Connect to the VPN profile configured. If using Sophos connect, your credentials are likely saved; if not, the username and password are the same ones you use to log into your computer.
  3. Wait for the success message confirming you're connected.
  4. You can now launch a terminal server connection and access shares on the internal network.

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