Outlook 2007 & VPN

I'm running outlook 2007 and i'm trying to connect to my exchange server 2003 @ office through a VPN connection since i did not have luck in configuring the RPC/HTTPS.
The VPN does not work :(
I can ping the servers name and ip address and also i added the server ip and name to the hosts file with no luck
Please help
sameh_mhumaidAsked:
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sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
I'm trying to connect from home though and not from office, in office outlook works fine
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isaman07Commented:
OK, i don't get the question, is it about your VPN? i guess we need more info, like what OS your VPN and stuff. Or it's about your RPC over Http problems?
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sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
It is about my VPN that is running on a windows 2003 server that hosts my exchange 2003 server
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isaman07Commented:
Ok. What is the protocol used on your VPN server, PPPTP or IPsec or both? Is it behind a firewall or direct connection to the net with a public IP. Sorry but i need details.
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sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
it is ok, i'm using PPTP and no firewall
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isaman07Commented:
OK, what is the message that you get when you try to connect? I'm assuming that you have an ip address problem, meaning, when someone tries to connect and somehow the VPN server can"t assign a local IP address to the VPN client it disconnects. Did you configure a DHCP server to assign the addresses or a static pool?
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sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
I can connect to the RAS server and i get an IP address from the DHCP server and i can ping the exchange server IP, my problem is outlook can not connect to exchange
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sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
i can access other network resources through the VPN
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isaman07Commented:
OK, Was your outlook already configured before and it was working, or you are trying to configure it over the VPN and it's not working?
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sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
it was configured and working, i just need it to connect through the VPN
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isaman07Commented:
OK go bak to control panel and enter the exchange servers IP address instead of the name, most probably, outlook is unable to resolve the exchange server name through VPN, or add your exchange servers name and IP in your lmhosts file. This is absolutely name resolution problem.
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