If you’re already connected to a domain, then the most sensible road to graduating to an active tunneling node is paved with the shapes of good ol’ manual edits made directly to Group Policy Preferences.

In all honesty, this isn’t an insurmountable obstacle to your VPN ambitions, it’s just a rather annoying activity, depending on how many varieties of domain-joined computers you’re expected to hook up and within what exact time frame.

It bears repeating that a site-to-site VPN is a vastly superior solution to configuring any number of new VPN connections in such circumstances. Yet unfortunately, it’s not always an option, so try to brace yourself for some minor DNS-related annoyances when the time comes to take one for the team and manually configure a dozen ancient clients for VPN use. That’s just what heroes do.

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