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Setup PPTP VPN On Windows Small Business Server 2008

I am having a tough time getting VPN setup and thought I was fairly competent with this, but I guess not.  Company has a comcast SMC router and I knew to get a new a netgear with a static IP to bypass the Comcast vpn block.  The netgear is setup with a static IP and port 1723 is forwarded to server, I am fairly sure this router supports vpn passthrough and I also set the DMZ to server to test as well.  I setup RRAS by going to custom and choosing VPN.  The client side on XP just gets stuck at verifying username and password.  I tried to disable the vpn settings under network policy server (NPS), still no luck.
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is your user allowed on server side to acess via vpn?
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Yes I have made sure the user is allow access to VPN in both AD and using the wizard in SBS
ok can you try to connect using admin account
I Just gave that a shot still doing same thing, I even put in a wrong username and pass and still doesnt work, leads me to believe that the server is not even processing this VPN request because either way it just sits at verifying username and password
ok so you checked your server is there any other service hosted on your server such as exchange etc are they accessible?
Yes Exchange is all good, webaccess, ftp etc.. Internet is fine and the router is forwarding port 25, 80, 443, and 1723 to ip of server.  I can access all those other service from outside just fine
when you try to connect via vpn does your router acknowledge port 1723 rule met?
when you are connecting to vpn are in the network or outside the network if you are trying from the point where gre is not enabled then you cant connect to vpn have you tried to connect from another internet point?
disable the firewall on the client pc where you are trying to connect
yes :
[LAN access from remote] from 96.242.154.84:54888 to 192.168.1.10:1723    

IM offsite and at IP 96.242.154.84  
Tried firewall off . still no go
http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/ check whether port 1723 is opened
i am getting closed result Port 1723 is closed on 96.242.154.84  http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/
just tested the VPN from a Windows XP machine and that works, so now my problem seems isolated to all the Windows 7 machines trying to connected.  Wirewall is off in windows and TRend.  im going to try to unsitnall Trend.  Are there any specifics to connect Win 7 VPN?  looks like its trying to use PPTP first
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looks like Trend was in the way, I think it had other Firewall Settings, thanks
its a bit annoying kind of application but i am glad its sorted