Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

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

Posted on 2011-03-21
8
Medium Priority
?
393 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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.
0
Comment
Question by:DaveW2000
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:KevSta
ID: 35179962
Have you enabled the users to Log onto the Server through AD, Terminal Services Profiile, bottom left Allow Lonon to terminal server?
0
 

Author Comment

by:DaveW2000
ID: 35179997
This is XP Pro, there is NO server and NO AD
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Ernie Beek
ID: 35180017
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.
0
VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

 

Author Comment

by:DaveW2000
ID: 35180242
Incoming connections on network connections, where is that?
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Ernie Beek
ID: 35180248
Start->settings->network connections, should be there.
0
 

Author Comment

by:DaveW2000
ID: 35180550
Where is incoming connections tab? there isn't one?
0
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
Ernie Beek earned 2000 total points
ID: 35180652
It does look something like this, does it?

 network
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:DaveW2000
ID: 35195653
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.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Cloud and Mobile-First Strategy

Maybe you’ve fully adopted the cloud since the beginning. Or maybe you started with on-prem resources but are pursuing a “cloud and mobile first” strategy. Getting to that end state has its challenges. Discover how to build out a 100% cloud and mobile IT strategy in this webinar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Article by: btan
The intent is not to repeat what many has know about Ransomware but more to join its dots of what is it, who are the victims, why it exists, when and how we respond on infection. Lastly, sum up in a glance to share such information with more to help…
How to set-up an On Demand, IPSec, Site to SIte, VPN from a Draytek Vigor Router to a Cyberoam UTM Appliance. A concise guide to the settings required on both devices
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

916 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question