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Connecting to a SBS 2008 via VPN from remote location

Posted on 2009-02-18
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a SBS 2008 server that is running and providing DHCP and is the DNS for the local network. I have 2 remote computers I need to join to the domain. I can connect to the VPN and authenticate the users, but I am not gettting a valid IP address assigned. I am getting a 169.254.X.Y address assigned which tells me the VPN server is not handing out the IP.. I think I am missing the setup of the VPN IP Pool, but where do I find that ?
Question by:911bob
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set the DNS 1 on the remote router and the computer to the server IP
it's what I do with my remote computers
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by:Philip Elder
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Run the Configure a virtual private network wizard:
SBS Console --> Network --> Connectivity --> CVPNW.


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CCPIC, I don't understand your comment, it is a VPN connection on the remote computer that I am setting up.

MPEC, I had done that to no help..

What I did find is that the DHCP on the Server had assigned IP Addresses to the adapoters already and since they were assigned, when a new one requested an IP, it forced it to the 169.254.X.Y network. I resolved it (I think) by removing the assignments in DHCP. I will know for certain tomorrow.

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I found that the problem was that the 5 IP's that werer to be assigned to the VPN connections were already in use in the DHCP, after I deleted them it was OK.. but I still had the issue of joining the computers to the domain.. I only found one solutions which is to use a lwptop with wireless to the router and then use the wired connection to connect that computer through the notebook..that already has the VPN connection.. seemed a lot for 2 computers so I left them off as it will only be in use about 6 months.

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