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How do I set up a VPN

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Hi.
 I would like to set up a VPN in my office so I can access the network from home.  I have no idea how to do this, in this area I'm a newbie.  The current configuration I have:  LAN (w/ domain server w2k server) -> router -> internet.  

Do I any addition software etc. if not how do I do it :)

Thanks :)
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Here's all you need:  http://labmice.techtarget.com/networking/vpn.htm

You don't need any additional software, since Win2K Server already comes with RRAS (Routing and Remote Access Services) built-in.

YOu do need to mess with your firewall a little bit, however, to allow port-forwarding of port 1723 to go through your router and redirected to your server, though.

Just read the articel (It contains a few links).

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I logged into my server as Administrator add add the server under Routing and Remote Access.  When I go to view the properties I'm getting the following error; "You do not have the required permissions to view the properties".  Do you know what i'm doing wrong ?

Thanks

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Well I set the VPN up on anther machine and did not get this error.... But Wel I try and log in remotely I connect and get stuck at the Verifying user and password.  I then get an error that the server did not respond in a timely manor. and ideas ???
Thanks again.
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Usually, that means one of the two things, judging from past experience:

1.  Port 1723 is not open on your firewall.  You need to setup a port mapping to redirect traffic for port 1723 to your server (In most SOHO routers, it's called "Virtual Server")

2.  The site you are trying to connect to, has a firewall that does not allow PPTP PassThrough (which means that although your server has accepted the "handshake", the information does not come back to your client machine because the firewall blocks it).

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You may have a required service disabled: See here:
http://www.kbalertz.com/kb_254192.aspx
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