Windows Server 2008, scanner can't connect to server
Posted on 2010-01-10
I'm experimenting with Windows SBS 2008 for the first time and I've created a problem with a Sharp MX-2300 being able to access my server. I was attempting to setup a VPN and in doing so, Routing and Remote Access got enabled. Immediately all my client computers got disconnected from the server. In my idiocy trying to troubleshoot this problem, I ran into the Network Policy Server Role, which I didn't really understand and was suggested that this could be causing the problem. My genius self decided just to remove that role in an attempt to fix the problem. So I di d so and of course this did not help. I did eventually disable Routing and Remote Access which immediately allowed the client computers to connect. This is not my question, but if anyone could explain how setting up a simple VPN could have disconnected all client computers from the server, I sure would apprecaite it. I've setup VPN w/ Server 2003 more times than I can remember and am surprised I've had this much trouble w/ 2008.
So, once I disabled Routing and Remote Access, my clients were able to connect, but I had a few server based programs that were no longer connecting to the server. I reinstalled the NPS role and made a few program specific tweaks which seemed to solve all of my problems but the multi-function scanner. I have a Sharp MX-2300 that used to scan files directly to a shared folder on the server w/o any problems. Now, when I try to scan, I get the following error on the scanner: Selected Servers are not found, consult your network administrator.
I made no changes on the scanner during all my medling on the server. For testing purposes, I changed the scan to folder on the scanner to a folder on another computer and it scanned correctly. I've also tried creating a new folder on the server and disabling the firewall on the server (I believe I'm doing this correctly as I'm not terribly familiar w/ 2008). None of which helped. I'm thinking my problem has to do with some NPS policy blocking access, but I'm not really sure.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.