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VPN server, Windows XP Pro, ordinary users can't log on, only administrator

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I have configured Windows XP Pro sp3 to act as a VPN (PPTP) server to external users.
It's a small application that is running on the machine and doesn't warrant a server OS.

I can connect to the VPN as administrator, but not as a user.
When I connect as a user it verifies my username and password ok then immediately drops the connection saying that I don't have the right permissions to log on because of a security policy.

The users are all members of the administrators group and I had a quick look at the local security policy but couldn't see which option to change, and/or do the users need to be members of other groups?
I thought that putting them in the administrators group would be enough.

This is an easy question to somebody that knows the answer, but I need to sort it quick, so 500 points available if you know the answer, thanks.
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Question by:DaveW2000
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by:KevSta
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Have you enabled the users to Log onto the Server through AD, Terminal Services Profiile, bottom left Allow Lonon to terminal server?
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by:DaveW2000
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This is XP Pro, there is NO server and NO AD
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by:Ernie Beek
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When you go to network connections->right click incoming connections->tab users, are all the users ticked there? As you can see you can only select users, not groups.
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by:DaveW2000
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Incoming connections on network connections, where is that?
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by:Ernie Beek
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Start->settings->network connections, should be there.
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by:DaveW2000
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Where is incoming connections tab? there isn't one?
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Ernie Beek earned 500 total points
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It does look something like this, does it?

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by:DaveW2000
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I had not made any incoming connections to a workstation before, only servers, so had not seen 'incoming connections' before.
Adding users to the connection has worked perfectly.
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