I've set our domain server that is running internally in our office to allow VPN connections remotely. I have not done this before today. I’ve got a Cisco 2610 that I’m routing with and I’ve forwarded ports 3389, 1723, 500, along with others to the 2003 server. I have remote desktop access but want to allow VPN access to reduce license costs.
I have the server set as a DHCP server with a scope of 10.0.0.50 – 10.0.0.75. Most internal users are static assigned to their phone extension, so only having a handful of addresses is okay. We’ll have about 6 people that are going to need the remote access, So when I set up the RRAS with the wizard, for this server named ICARUS, I told it to use Ips 10.0.0.70 – 75, since we won’t ever have that many DHCP clients in use at any one given time.
I Remote Desktopped from the office back to my home and set a VPN connection up on the XP desktop. It zzzzzoooms to the office and says that it’s verifying the username and password, but then disconnects.
Error 721. The remote computer did not respond….blabla.
Well it looks like it made it through the ports on the router, or did it?
I’m testing this with the administrator account for the server. I haven’t added any permissions to the administrator’s account, nor have I messed with the GP objects, nor have I started anything in the RRAS management console.
I don’t want to go clicking on a lot of things because this server is the DNS server and domain controller for the office.
What might I be doing wrong here.
Thanks a ton for you help,