Routing & Remote Access KIlls network connectivity to server
Posted on 2010-04-08
We have had this setup for over a year now & things went a little hay-wire yesterday after a reboot. WIndows 2003 Std. Ed. Server, also running MS Exchange 2003, & BlackBerry Pro Server running on it as well. This is the only server for this small Org. We swapped out the old switch for a new one in the evening, during that process the server did get rebooted by preforming a restart. I thought everything was fine until the next day when I recieved calls of no-one being able to access anything on the server or the Internet. After blaming this on the new switch, I finally came to the conculsion that the switch was working perfectly but the issue was with the server itself... I could not ping anything on the LAN, I could ping the two Internal IP's of the server though. I rebooted the server & was able to ping the server from another PC, until the server was fully up & running. It seemed that once all the services were started my pings started to time-out from my client PC. There was no firewall SW running on the server so I disabled the RRAS and like magic I could once again ping my server & the server was working perfectly. I re-setup RRAS but as soon as that service started it once again made the server un-reachable. I really need to get the RRAS backup & running so people can connect to the MS VPN once again. Any help in solving this is much appreciated. Oh yea, there was really nothing tell-tale in the event viewer to indicate a problem with RRAS.