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I have a 2003 Server with AD,DNS. Then i have a 2000 Server that i have set up a VPN on. Just set up RRAS and i think i have everything correct. I went through the wizard and chose VPN server, No internet connection and the rest default. I am not sure exactly what it is suppose to do though. Is it like remote desktop? I loged into one of my remote computers in a different city with remote desktop and then setup a vpn client and tried it and i connected ok but no kind of window or anything came up like the remote desktop. What do i do?
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by:Nirmal Sharma
ID: 13707305
VPN Setup is not so easy on Windows Servers because it just exactly work as the VPN Devices. You have already configured your Windows 2000 Server as VPN server when you select or choose VPN Server in the wizard. Now you need to install client softwares on (VPN Outgoing connection) on client machines. Windows has built in client software. By default VPN Server setup for 5 L2TP and 5 PPTP ports for incomming clients. If you are using PPTP as a VPN protocol then you need to select PPTP Server in client connection. There are many things to keep in mind...they are Remote Access Policies....IP Tab.....DHCP or Auto-Static IP Address.

Remote Desktop is different thing.

Let me know.
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by:Nirmal Sharma
Nirmal Sharma earned 1500 total points
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A Step-by-Step guide on How to Install VPN Server on Windows 2000: -
http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/network/vpn/microsoft/win2k/index.xml?style=text

How to Deploy VPN on Windows 2000 Networks: -
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/technologies/communications/vpn/default.asp

I hope this helps you.

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SystmProg
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by:jjatsk
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I got it to where i can remote into my pueblo server and make a vpn connection to my denver server and access any computer on the network in denver except for the 2000 server. It keeps asking for the username and password but nothing i put in works?? The 2000 server is the server that RRAS is set up on. How come i cannot connect to it, map any drives to it. etc. I can get on any other computer just fine?? Wierd
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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I am just not clear with your last post regarding the user name and password. Are you able to connect to your VPN server? It asks for user name and password because machine is not the member of domain or you have not created user account for your client computers. Check my last post for VPN connection and testing the connection after creating an user account. Also tell me one thing....Do you get any error message when you connect to your VPN server from client machine.

I am just not clear Are you trying to set up a new VPN Server in your network if yes then tell you network structure and what error message you get when client machines are not able to connect to it?

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by:jjatsk
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The client can connect to the denver network just fine using a vpn connection and then its able to see all the computers on the denver network but when we try and see the folders or map a folder to the 2000 server which is the vpn server it ask for a username and password and nothing works not even the main admin pass.
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Nirmal Sharma earned 1500 total points
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Did you enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on server?

Is the VPN Server domain controller? If it is the member server then did you register this server to Active Directory to access active directory database.

Its late night i will post tommo morining.

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SystmProg
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by:jjatsk
ID: 13708113
No this VPN server is a member server. How do i register it with active directory. I didnt enable netBIOS over TCP/IP should I ?
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by:jjatsk
ID: 13708472
I did look on the properties of the nic card of the 2000 server and on the wins tab NetBIOS over TCP/IP is checked. Not sure if thats what you mean or not. I am not using wins though.
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by:jjatsk
ID: 13708559
I think it is a security thing. My laptop i use at work i can connect just fine to the 2003 server but when i try and connect to our 2000 server it comes up with that username and password and nothing works. This is when i am going to the run command and typing in \\denver2000\  then it comes up with the username and password. The \\denver2003\ works just fine though. This is also what i was testing when i connect to our pueblo office and using the VPN connection i get the same problem.
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by:jjatsk
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Well i got it to work but in a wierd way. Instead of putting in \\denver2000\  i had to put infront the     DomainName\denver2000   then it worked. I dont have to do that with the \\denver2003 server though or any other computer??

Now i am trying to figure out how my clients from the denver office here can connect to the pueblos folders? I can map a folder from the pueblo to denver but not from denver to pueblo.. How do i do that?

The RRAS server is on the 2000 server here in denver.
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by:jjatsk
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Got it all going ok. I guess i just need to set up VPN on the pueblo server to be able to map drive to there's. Thanks for the help
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