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Does anyone know if it's possible to connect to a Sonicwall VPN without the Sonicwall Global VPN client?

I'm stuck away from work here in Liverpool due to heavy snow and can't get administrator access to any machine here, so I can't install the usual Sonicwall Global VPN client to connect to work!

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit, if anyone knows any way I could get connected with or without the official Sonicwall client, and without administrator access, I'd be very much in your debt! (e.g. is there a portable version available??) Thanks, Sam ;)

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The answer to the question title I would say is a pretty hearty 'no' - however...

any way I could get connected with or without the official Sonicwall client

Yes! Certainly this isn't limited to SonicWall, but here's a link to their browser-based VPN appliance. I could've sworn someone was pitching a separate license/service we could purchase for our existing firewall, but I may have misunderstood - I'm not finding a link. However, that would get around your non-admin access to the computers within reach.

You will not be able to install the VPN client through any clever tricks. The VPN adapter functions to windows similarly to a hardware network adapter - that is to say, you need permissions such that you'd be able to add "hardware" to the system. Blocking non-admins from this kind of access is a central part of the distinction between admin and user access.

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Unfortunately I can't use this method currently, as it looks like our company would need to set up SSL VPN, which they have not as yet. I'll have to request they add this feature for future use! Thanks for your answer though, I can't up-vote as I only have 1 reputation! – Sam Salisbury Jan 6 '10 at 11:37
No worries, good luck and stay warm in Liverpool... ;) – Kara Marfia Jan 6 '10 at 13:11

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