Posted on 2006-06-07
I would like to be able to connect to my workstation here at work from a VPN connection at home. I am currently using a VPN connection to connect to my various servers, but if I enter the IP address for my workstation (W2K Pro) it says: "The client could not connect to the remote computer> Remote connections might not be enabled or the computer might be too busy to accept new connections. It is also possible that network problems are preventing your connection. Please try connecting again later. If the problem continues to occur, contact your administrator."
I've set up a "new connection" on my W2k Pro workstation here at the office that is configured as follows:
General tab shows no devices selected. Virtual Private Network "Allow others to make private connections to my computer by tunneling through the Internet or other network" is checked.
Users tab (can only add local users) the Administrator user is checked and "Require all users to secure their passwords and data" is checked.
Networking tab: Internet Protocal(TCP/IP), File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, & Client for Microsoft Neworks are all present and checked. The properties for Internet Protocal(TCP/IP) are: "Allow callers to access my local area network" is checked and Assign TCP/IP addresses automatically using DHCP is selected. Nothing else is selected here.
I read somewhere that both PC's must have the same userid and password setup on both computers (don't know if this is true), but setup the Administrator userid and password on my work PC. Still haven't done this at home, as I wasn't even sure if that would help, but will try it tonight.
I am running XP Pro at home - use a cable modem and a linksys router. Our VPN connects thru our firewall with a Cisco VPN Client.
The boss wants this setup so that if there are issues with certain things, I can access my PC from home to assist other employees.
Is there something else I need to do? I'm new to this site and posted a less specific question earlier, but nothing helped. Tried replying to my original question with another question and haven't received an answer so I assumed I would have to repost the question with more detail. Thanks!