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troubleshooting Question

Cannot access DRAC through VPN to one server

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mrbungle50Flag for Australia asked on
RoutersVPNWindows Server 2003
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Hi all,
I have a wierd one which I am hoping is a simple one, but I am stuck on this one and it's killing me.
I have two servers both server 2003 R2. A Cisco 877 router and a std LAn in the office building.
When I need to access the servers from home I connect using the cicso VPN client and a tunnel is created and I can connect to both servers using remote desktop with no issues.
But my problem is the DRAC *Dell remote Access Controller on one of the servers.
From home with the VPN connected I can browse to the webpage of DRAC [] for SVR2.(application server) which has an ip address of
But I cannot open the DRAC page [] for the main server SVR1 *DC, Exchange, AD etc. Which has an IP of
When I am inside the local network I can browse and access both servers through this interface and open the console etc as normal. It's only when I am connected through the VPN from the same laptop when I plug it in at home.
I am wondering if the fact I have SSL enabled for my exchange webmail in IIS that might be causing this? While I am not great at Cisco config, I have viewed mine and it shows port 443 OK to access.
So in brief, can browse both DRACs from inside the network but the SVR1 will not open the page if connected through the VPN.
Could this be a browser setting too? I am using IE 8. Both addresses are in the list of trusted sites on my browser too.
Thanks in advance

NB: The DRAC is a separate network card in the hardware that allows remote access to the machine regardless of it's state, through the DRAC console you can power the machine up or down and access console remotely and be able to view boot up messages etc and work remotely as if you are sitting at the console.
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