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I enabled routing and remote access for VPN access.  All of a sudden the shares showed up missing on all the workstations.  My users could not access their files.  I disabled routing and remote access and now the server is stuck at "applying computer settings".  I know DNS is probably messed up but I am stuck.  System is down.  What do we do?  Help please.
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by:Gatelodge
ID: 18843898
Have you tried powering down/up the server?
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by:NJComputerNetworks
ID: 18843921
http://www.petri.co.il/safe_mode_in_windows_2000_xp_2003.htm
boot into safe mode and set the settings you need  ...then boot into normal mode.
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by:bhgewilson
ID: 18844022
I was able to get in doing last known good.  The workstations can access the server by using the IP \\10.0.0.21 but using the server name \\server is not working.  I know DNS is the culprit.  Any suggestions.
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by:Gatelodge
ID: 18844067
Check the reverse DNS entries and add the server name if it is missing.
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by:NJComputerNetworks
ID: 18844147
make sure that your DC/DNS is pointing to itself for DNS in TCP/IP

i.e.
Server name = SErverDCDNS
IP: 10.10.10.5
subnet: 255.255.255.0
gateway: 10.10.10.1
DNS: 10.10.10.5   <--- needs to point to itself

Client machines...
workstation name = desktop1
IP: 10.10.10.25
subnet: 255.255.255.0
gateway: 10.10.10.1
DNS: 10.10.10.5   <--- need to point to DC/DNS and not ISP or anywhere else
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by:bhgewilson
ID: 18844340
Ok I think we are getting somewhere.  This all happened about two weeks ago and today all hell broke loose.  Come to find out a user changed their password and now she can't access any shares.  It seems as if when they change their password now their shares via login script or e-mail will work.  How does this happen.
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by:bhgewilson
ID: 18849880
The solution was that RRAS put a bogus entry into the DNS structure for the DC.
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by:NJComputerNetworks
ID: 18849899
I figured the DNS setting was not correct.  glad this is solved.
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by:NJComputerNetworks
ID: 18857133
Seems like the poster got the answer from the comments posted here.  After all, it was suspected that a DNS setting was causing the problem.  After the poster checked DNS settings, they found a problem and was able to successfully fix the problem.  Seems strange..
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by:Gatelodge
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Could not have put it better myself!
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by:bhgewilson
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Ok guys I get your point.  I was hoping for an answer that would help me understand why RRAS made these changes.  I was in no way trying to disregard the statements.  I will be happy to award points as NJComputer did say it was DNS.  The problem was actually DNS in the server with an incorrect host record.  It had nothing to do with the adapter.  I will give credit but in the future if somebody has the same problem and reads this post I did not want them to think that was the fix.  I do appreciate the answer and time trying to help.  

Brad
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