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Hello,
We have used the PPTP server on the Linksys RV042 router for a long time now.
Everythink works fine. But, a software company that we used changed there license server.
This licenses server is broadcast the license over the subnet. The subnet of the VPN connection runs on 255.255.255.255. Our Lan runs on 255.255.255.0. We are also using SBS 2003 R2.
I can see everything on our Lan ones the VPN is connected. Exchange runs fine too.
Do I have to sepcify a static route to the license server.  Where do I have to specify a static route (router or SBS2003). I can ping the license server just fine. Do I have to setup a tunnel?


Thanks for any advice!
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by:murgroup
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Try putting an entry into the host file on your XP machine. (c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc) It will look ke
192.168.1.5   name of your license server ie (server2.internaldomain.local)

Then connect via pptp and see if you can find it.

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by:mlewan
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murgroup,

I tried your suggestion. This does not help.
I can ping the server by IP and server2.internaldomain.local. I can also rach every sahe on that serer just fine.
The problem is the subnet!
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by:murgroup
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In SBS 2003 can you create a new zone in dns with the license server IP range and Subnet? Then create an A record for the license server. Then try again.
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by:murgroup
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Ah I read your question more carefully. I don't think it's a subnet issue especially if you can ping the servername and IP. Can all internal computers connect to the licensing server? Is it just the remote computer that cannot?
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by:mlewan
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murgroup,

Only the remote computers can not access the license.
Don't really understand why. Only difference that I have found so far is the different subnet.

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by:murgroup
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SBS asigns the subnet and takes care of routing and DNS. Did the IP or anything else change on the license server? Have or can you tried an IPSec tunnel?
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by:mlewan
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The IP did not change!

They change the license server software!
I tried to install the Client to gateway IPsec on the router. The client is a Vista client and I could not get a connetion over ipsec. PPTP is running fine.
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All I can say is talk to the license software vendor to see if they can help.

BTW - the greenbow client is a great IPSec client for XP and Vista.
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Hello,

Find a solution! Bypass router and use PPTP on SBS 2003 server.
Thanks for any comment!

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I did the work around!
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by:octree
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This is an old thread but...

If you enable the DHCP relay on the RV082 it passes the DNS details from the SBS 2003 DHCP scope to the PPTP VPN client.

Just incase you are still using this box.
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