I have a Windows Server 2008 at a remote office location that needs to stay connected to the main office via VPN (standard Windows PPTP connection) even when there is no user logged in. Right now, the server can connect to the VPN and auththe Active Directory because when I log in as an administrator, I select the "Network Login" option and when I login, it automatically connects the VPN and establishes the AD authentication.
However, I have services (mainly the Microsoft DPM backup application) that run on this server that require a persistant connection regardless of if a user is logged in. Basically, I need the following:
- As soon as the computer starts, it needs to connect to the VPN so that the background services that require a domain connection can run.
- If the VPN connection is lost, it needs to continuously try to connect to the VPN (like every 10 minutes).
Is this possible and if so, how can it be accomplished?