Remote work with a VPN client

Updated 1 month 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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