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I am setting up a test server on a hosted provider running Windows server 2008.

My problem is as follows:

I need this to be file server for remote users. The users should be able to VPN (I guess this would be the best way) in and the access the shared folders. I have set-up RAS, but as this is a hosted machine with only one network card and only an outside IP address I had to set it up with the Custom configuration option and then pick VPN.

I can now mannage to VPN to this machine and get a succesfull connection, but where do I go from there? I cannot browse to it, even if I view the connection details and use the server IP in assigned as the internal interface.

Normally my servers would have an internal and and external (internet) IP, but in this case there is obviously only the one. It does assign an address to the Internal interface when I connect the first time, but I cannot browse to this.

If I'm going about this all wrong please feel free to say so. This is a testing server, so I can always start from scratch.
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Check the firewall settings.  Server 2008 has a lot more to configure within the firewall for RRAS to work.

http://blogs.technet.com/rrasblog/archive/2006/06/14/435839.aspx
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I have turned the firewall off as temporary test, and still no joy. Am I going about the setup in the right way though? I seems as if RAS is using alternate configuration addresses for itself and the clients. (it also complains in event viewer about no DHCP, although I did try to install it.
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Is the DHCP authorized to run in the test environment?
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Also check the IP filtering in RAS and on the NIC.  It may be set to block more than you want.
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The DHCP is authorized, but RAS is still not getting ips from it and I checked IP filtering for any block.

This is really starting to drive me nuts, it must be something very basic!
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I have now set the address allocation in RAS to static, and assigned 10.0.0.2 -30. The server gets 10.0.0.2 on the local adaptor and when I connect with VPN I can actually ping this. When I try to browse to the server I get the following:

"10.0.0.2" is not set up to establish a connection on port "File and printer sharing (SMB)" with this computer.

I have checked and turned off SMB signing, but still no joy.

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I have been in contact with the host provider who in turn contacted Microsoft confirming that it is a bug in Windows server 2008 and the NETBIOS resolution. They are working on a workaround for us. Thanks for the help everyone.
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