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I have VPN setup, it shows veryifying user anme and password, but do not connect

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I have VPN setup, it shows veryifying user anme and password, but do not connect.  I have it set to allow dial ins and have given admin priviadges.  It was working fine, is there any reason that would cause it to try to verify the user and pass but either timeout or just not login
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by:InteraX
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Hi bsjld,

This very much depends on the VPN protocols used. Is this a PPTP or IPSec VPN?
Does this happen with all users, or just from 1 location?

Good Luck,

Chris
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by:Erik Bjers
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Please describe your network, What are you using as a VPN endpoint?  What are your VPN clients?  What are you using to allow dial in?  What authentacation method is your VPN using?

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it happens for all users, and I have it set to automatic.

I was working about a week ago we have had problems lately and it just did ot work anymore
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by:Erik Bjers
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Please answer the questions I asked above, this will help identify and solve the problem.

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by:Erik Bjers
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Also what changed from when it was working a week ago and now?

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by:bsjld
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I;m new to IT , so I don't know how to describe my network or what you mean by endpoint.  Can you be simpler I can describe it maybe I don;t know the exact lingo
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InteraX earned 250 total points
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We need to know which VPN protocols you are using. The problem and resolution can be very different depending on whether you are using PPTP, L2TP or IPSec.

The endpoint is the device/server that the VPN connection terminates on. Is this a dedicated device (appliance) or is it a server?
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by:bsjld
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Ok,
the clients attemting to log in I have it set to Automatic, and yes, this is a server that handle vpn.  O.S. 2ooo server.  Was workinga feww weeks ago, but had all types of issues lately with the net,  

It must be gettingin because it's attemting to authenticate, but never let me in.

One thing I just tryied.  I attemted to setup a vpn connection from iinside the lan, and atleast I get to the point where it asks me to enter the correct info, usually if this happened I left out the domain, when I enter it it lets me in.

But know when I enter the domain, it still does not let me in.  I di dnot change the domain, could it have changed?

I know the user works, it adminstrator with all rights and has dial in checked.
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P.S.
I am using PPTP, just found it
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Did you accept my answer by accident?

If you are using PPTP, you need to allow IP Protocol 47 (GRE) and TCP port 1723 throuch your firewall.
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