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I have a remote user who is trying to VPN in to the network.
He keeps getting VPN error 619 and 691.

Since I did not set this up I have been troubleshooting this msot of the morning.
I have him added to the firebox the same as other users.
The PPTP group in AD on Server 2003 has some VPN users who were setup before I took over as having dial in enabled or not enabled so its nto consistent. I am thinking a user VPN's into the network via firebox then lands ona  server and then RDP'sinto there respective desktop.

I am now thinking the user may have the issue on his here end.

Any ideas?
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Few questions:
1. Is FB acting as VPN server or the 2003 server.
2. If firebox, then are you using AD authentication or local authentication.
3. If you try to connect from another service provider as the user with trouble what are the results.
4. Are other users able to connect fine.
5. If you are using AD authentication, then pre ensure that the user is part of the group which is allowed in the policy.

Thank you.
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by:manelson05
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THE FB seems to broker a connection to RAS on Server 2003.
A users logs into FB with PPTP (barf) with seperate set of credentials.
From tehre they have access to network resources, laptop users have the apps local so its merely a data conenction such as DNS to bind local ODBC to the LAN's ODBC agent

I changed my Firewall setting at home and can get in but I have one user who still can not connect.
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FB broker connection to RAS; then there is not much we can check at the firewall level. If one user can connect so should be others; as far as single user is concerned it can be few factors:
1. Users ISP blocks outbound VPN connection.
    -If possible use same credentials and login from the location where you can establish VPN connection [using the same machine]. If you are able to connect, then it is ISP; if you even cannot from the other location using the same machine then it has to do with machine settings.
2. There is a personal firewall on the machine and this firewall is blocking the outbound VPN connection.
    -Disable firewall and try connecting again.
3. On the server the user does not have proper privileges and hence unable to connect.
    -From the same machine and ISP try connecting with some other user [which is otherwise working fine].

Thank you.
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by:manelson05
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This is the conclusion I drew on my own network at home, I had to allow pptp/vpn connections on the dsl router, since its a second firewall, things worked great. Now its a matter of the home user doing hte same, since I dont support home computers, they will have to resolve locally or call someone for an on call support request.
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