I have used the VPN config wizard to create a VPN connection to my SBS2003 server SP1. I setup the VPN connection on the client machine using -Network Connections-Create New connection wizard on WXP clients. The VPN connects, but I cannot ping the server by name or IP address. To be sure aI am actuakky authenticating, when I am prompted for username, password and domain, I leave the password blank or enter the wrong one, and I am not allowed to connect.
Thinking it is a DNS or routing issue, I go to open Routing and Remote Access on the server, but get an error message:
MMC cannot open the file C:\windows\system32\rrasmgmt.msc.
This may be beacuse the file does not exist, is not an MMC console or was created by a later versionof MMC. This may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the file.
And that is when I am logged on as domain admin. If I right click and select run as to open the console and use my personal credentials (whis is in the administrators group) the console opens. Once in there, I can see the computer connected via VPN with a valid IP from the DHCP scope that the server uses, but I cannot pint it from the server either.
I am stumped by:
1) Why the VPN connects but cannot browse the network
2) Why the administrator cannot open the rras mmc, but my AD account can
Thanks for you help on these,