PPTP VPN Connections with Win2k3 domain controller and Symantec Gateway Security 360

Posted on 2005-03-24
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Last Modified: 2013-12-23
After a week of trying different RARS settings, firewall settings, and generally pulling my hair out, I'm at my wits end on this one.  Here's the short and skinny. We're a small business network, approx. 20 client workstations, running a win2k3 server domain controller. We're using a Symantec Gateway 360 firewall. According to the firewall vpn settings, the connections "should" work. However, Microsoft's VPN client can't get past phase 1 of the authentication. After talking with Symantec, they say Microsoft isn't IPSec compliant. (Not sure if this is true, or a sales pitch to push thier VPN client). I've tried using my 2nd NIC card. (btw, on a supermicro 1U server, 1000mb card), bypassing the firewall, using Routing and Remote Access settings. (however that causes a conflict with my gateway settings) Does anyone know a secure work-around, so I can use MS VPN client with this firewall appliance. My next step is either returning the firewall to symantec and getting a cisco firewall, or just sell the thing on EBay and get the cisco one.
Question by:nrking83
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TannerMan earned 1500 total points
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Who ever told you 2003 doesn't support  L2TP/IPSEC is crazy. From 2000 up through XP to 2003 has supported it.



Your best bet is to allow the VPN protocols to pass through your Symantec device and utilize 2003 server's vpn server/client to do your vpn work. That is my opinion


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ID: 13741233
Actually found out, by just updating the firmware on the router, that fixed the problem. We're able to use the MS VPN Client now.

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Admin, can you close this topic please? (not awarding points, due to it was a Symantec screw up, and not any outside resources that solved the problem.

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