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How do I connect to a VPN using a Windows 7 VirtualBox on my Mac?

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Asim recently wrote me this email:

...Our company has a VPN that we loginto, I have a macbook pro machine andi have installed Windows 7 as a guestusing vm virtual box in this syste. Iam wondering, can we creat a vpnconnection on guest OS Windsows 7?

I'm overwhelmed by the network optionsavailable and was hoping you couldprovide some direction...

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A VPN should connect through a Virtualbox without any problem as long as that Virtualbox has internet. Below are the network settings I've used to sucessfully connect to my personal VPN.

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Good Morning Austin, It worked. Thank you so much for your help. Now i can connect to VPN connection but i am still unable to connect to my exchange server. I have tried hard, searched online but i am unable to add exchange account. I have macbook pro 2011 and the version of Microsoft for mac i have installed on this system is Microsoft Office 2007. I am unable to add exchange account even when connected through VPN. Could you please guide me how i can configure it?

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Good Morning Austin, It worked. Thank you so much for your help. Now i can connect to VPN connection but i am still unable to connect to my exchange server. I have tried hard, searched online but i am unable to add exchange account. I have macbook pro 2011 and the version of Microsoft for mac i have installed on this system is Microsoft Office 2007. I am unable to add exchange account even when connected through VPN. Could you please guide me how i can configure it?

 

Does your exchange server require the connection to be tunneled through a VPN? As far as I know, a VPN connection can only be shared from physical computer (host) to the virualbox virtualmachine (guest)

When you are connecting to the VPN on the Windows 7 virtualmachine, then you won't have a VPN connection on the Mac.

If this is the case, you'll need to either connect to the VPN directly on your physical Mac - or install Microsoft Office 2010 on the Windows guest machine.

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Good Morning Austin, It worked. Thank you so much for your help. Now i can connect to VPN connection but i am still unable to connect to my exchange server. I have tried hard, searched online but i am unable to add exchange account. I have macbook pro 2011 and the version of Microsoft for mac i have installed on this system is Microsoft Office 2007. I am unable to add exchange account even when connected through VPN. Could you please guide me how i can configure it?

 

Hello Austin,This is the host machine with Mac OX and i have also set VPN Connection on Mac. I have also installed Microsoft Office 2007 on this system. I am finding problem to connect to exchage server. When i try to add exchange account it doesn't work. Yes it requires a tunnel connection through a VPN. As per normal procedure i have exhausted all efforts but no use. I think there is need to change some connection settings. It would be great if you could assist in it.

Kind Regards,

Asim Noor

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