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IPSec Hardware tunnel to sbs 2008

Posted on 2009-02-14
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have an SBS 2008 with a Billion 7404VGO for Internet access. (
I have a remote site with XP Pro sp3 workstations. The are behind a DLINK DI 808 VPN Router. (
I have established a working IPSEC Tunnel between the two routers.
Setup an extra site on the SBS with the correct scope, DNS and DNS reverse DBS Settings (Done this plenty of times on SBS2003).
Problem: When the remote workstation logs on the Ip shows up in DNS OK but I can't access the workstation from the SBS. I can however ping it.
Can't access remote shares or remote printers at all.
Can't access remote workststion with a TS session from the SBS server either.
Workstation can access SBS resources without problems (including printers)
Question: Do I need to make changes to the SBS firewall or is this a router issue.
Do these routers  need more rules or routing (and what are they) for this to work or should the tunnel be an open lan connection as the name suggests?
Any idea's would be appreciated.
Question by:Olaf De Ceuster
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skca54 earned 1000 total points
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Your VPN is only one way. You will need routing configured from the server to the workstation.
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by:Olaf De Ceuster
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Thanks ska, could you be more specific. Do I need to make a second tunnel for the return traffic or is there something locking it down at the server end. If I use a pptp tunnel (MS) it does not work either? (no remote shares or printers but I can ping and dns resolves)
This network is doing my head in. Normally takes me 1-2 days to get it all right but this one has kept me on my toes for 9 days now. I am too close to it.
Could you please elaborate?
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Olaf De Ceuster earned 0 total points
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Opening firewall using GPO (You can do this manually too) fixed the issue.

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