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Accept Incoming Connections - Icon won't stay.

Hi Microsoft Fans -

I have a Windows 2000 PRO SP4 machine.
If I create, via network wizard, an "incoming connection" it seems to vanish after a reboot. I'm not sure if it vanishes just by logging off & on again, but I can check.  The system is remote to me, and I have a tiny window of opportunity on it.

To create the incoming connection icon:

I Go to:

-My network places.
-Make New Connection
-Accept Incoming Connections
-Pick my modem
-Choose either allow or not allow vpn connection, as per my whims.
-Choose users allowed to call in
-Pick network components (tcp/ip, etc)
-Click "finish" button.

The icon has been created.  Now if I reboot, the icon seems to vanish and I have to re-create the whole bloody thing.

One side note : The machine in question is running terminal services.

Unfortunately, I don't have much access to this *remote* machine.
What I'd like to do is get a lot of suggestions, then test.....as opposed to try each idea individually as it comes along.....that's just the nature of this one.

Thanks a billion, folks.  (okay, 500)

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ZabagaRAuthor Commented:
One correction to my above problem - I'm using Windows 2000 Server, not pro.  No domain, just a standalone.
So RRAS is not an option.
Can you install VNC? Then you can install the Incoming service as the local administrator on the console. It will take any limitations of TS out of the equation. It will be slower but may do the job. It may be that when you are attached as administrator under TS you can't install to the full machine as you would on the console. I've had a few apps that misbehave when I install them through TS but work fine when I install through VNC.
ZabagaRAuthor Commented:
No, I cannot use VNC.  I need to work within the systems & apps I mentioned above.
I have to figure out why the newly created "accept incoming connection" doesn't stick.
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Can u check following setting?
1.income connection's TCP/IP properties? assign IP address by DHCP or static IP?
2.Routing and Remote Access->Remote Access Policy?
3.User account prpperties -> allow incoming connection?


ZabagaRAuthor Commented:
darkeryu -

This machine doesn't have RRAS [routing and remote access].  I'm using the

How come you want to check connection properties?  The entire setup/icon/etc gets removed/deleted upon reboot, so that seems trivial to me.

I'm creating the incoming connection via:

-My network places.
-Make New Connection
-Accept Incoming Connections
ZabagaRAuthor Commented:
I just need to close this out......so I'm just accepting the latest answer.  This was never resolved.
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