2 NICs - Remote Desktop - Windows 2000 Server
Posted on 2009-07-07
I have a Windows 2000 server with 2 NICs. The 1st NIC is connected to a VPN router with the IP, Subnet and Gateway for that router. The VPN connection works fine.
The 2nd NIC is setup with an IP address and Subnet - NO Gateway - for the Internal network.
I am trying to connect to the Windows Server via Remote Desktop Connection from a Vista Business Laptop.
In our Test environment the server was setup this way and from the Internal network or outside by VPN connection to our internal network I was able to Remote Desktop to this server.
The server and the VPN Router moved to our production environment - same setup. The 1st NIC has the same settings for the VPN Router. The 2nd NIC is setup with the Internal IP and Subnet only - NO Gateway for the Internal Network in our production environment at our production facility. If I VPN to our production facility and try to Remote Desktop it tries and comes back with This computer cannot connect to the remote computer. In checking the IP address that I am coming in on via the VPN is getting to the port of this 2nd NIC. The 2 NIC can ping other servers on the same subnet and vice versa, RDC just won't connect.
Is there a way to make this work in our production facility as it did in our test environment?