Forgive any ignorance this question may indicate and any lack of necessary details that it may have. I'm coming into a situation late, and I don't have a way to get more detailed info (it's a political thing).
Here's the situation: we've got a recently acquired subsidiary that we're trying to integrate into our environment. They are in a Windows 2000 Active Directory environment. One of the early steps is to do away with the sub's need for their own ISP. We're connected via a dual T-1, so the connectivity is there. The next step is to have their remote users gain network access via VPN through our environment, and that's part of the problem. When their laptop users are connected to the sub's LAN, Internet browsing is fine. However, when they test over an isolated DSL line, the laptops cannot use SSL at all. Here's the rub--the lone tech on-site CAN use SSL, but only with his own laptop. If he logs on as a local admin on another laptop, SSL doesn't work. He insists that he's configured the 2nd laptop to be identical to his own, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
I'm not very experienced with AD (we're an eDirectory shop), but this sounds like some form of Group Policy issue, maybe for machines, but I don't know. Again, I apologize for my ignorance, but does any of this sound familiar to anyone?