VPN Server/connection issues with VPN
Posted on 2004-04-13
I've got a few issues, so I'll just rattle them all off in hopes for some help.
Running a Win 2K Server as a domain MEMBER of an NT4 domain. Active Directory is NOT running. The 2K Server has ONE NIC. Our firewall is configured to allow PPTP packets (GRE AND PPTP) packets through to the Win 2K machine. The 2K box is running RAS and it is configured (i think) properly according to all the white papers I've read. On the NT4 PDC, I give the user account dial-in priviledges. When I try to connect from the internet, I get an "Ërror 721" message. From what I've read, this is probably caused by the server not being able to assign the client an IP address. I did set up a static address pool. I can ping the public IP address from the internet. The VPN Client connection finds the server and asks for a user name and password. Once those are entered, I get the error after about 20 seconds. I know this is a relatively common problem, but I haven't found and sites with an actual solution. Maybe I'm not configured correctly considering my situation with one NIC, no Active Directory and an NT 4 network. My IP address pool is a group of addresses on my company's LOCAL subnet. Is that wrong? Should I make the VPN address pool it's own subnet? I don't even know if that's the problem. This configuration is a first for me, so any help is appreciated.