what has to be done to a windows 2003 server to get access thur a vpn to vpn connection?

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i would like to ask my question again with a lot more specific info. I have  two linksys router configured
as vpn to vpn. The Vpn connection is configured as follows 192.168.0.3 router1 main side {this side also
has a windows 2003 server configured as DC/dns/dhcp server with all my apps loaded on it. the 2003
server's ip address is 192.168.0.2. } .the remote side router2  has ip address 192.168.2.1.{this side has
3 computer each gettin an ip address from the router2. i can ping each work station on the remote side
but i cannot ping the server. What do i have to do to the server in order to get access thur the vpn to vpn
connection. what has to be enabled on the server etc.  Thanks for any help

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Are you saying the server can ping the workstations, but the workstations cannot ping the server, through the VPN?
If that is the case it sounds like the server has a firewall running on it, such as the Windows firewall, Symantec Security Suite, or similar.
Other possibility, does the server have 2 network adapters? If so are you pinging the external adapter or internal. The internal may require adding a route.

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yes i have 2 adapters in my server but i cannot ping either card from the remote side. when i check
the firewall on the server it say that the firewall can not be run because another program is
using ipnat.sys.
Top Expert 2013

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ipnat.sys in use means RRAS is configured. That is fine.
Can you ping the remote router's LAN IP from the workstations 192.168.0.3 ?

Make sure when configuring the "Remote Secure Groups" on the router you choose Subnet and configure with last octet as '0'  such as 192.168.2.0 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
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Robwill, i know i am right there maybe my question should also ask how do i disable any firewall
protection on the file server. because i can view the server through view workgroup computers
but i can not see any shares from the remote side and i still cannot ping the server's ip address 192.168.0.2 from the remote side 192.168.2.???.
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>>"i know i am right there "
Not sure what you are referring to.

Can you ping the router' LAN IP?
Also as asked above, can you confirm in the VPN configuration, for "Remote Secure Groups" on the router you choose Subnet and configured with last octet as '0'  such as 192.168.2.0 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0

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Thanks devont10.
Cheers !
--Rob

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