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Configuring PPTP VPN on Windows Server 2003 without breaking internal NIC connection.

I have a Windows Server 2003 box that I would like to configure PPTP VPN on. It is behind a firewall. That firewall's rules are configured properly to allow traffic to pass through.

I am following this guide:

http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;323441&x=11&y=3

Whenever I finish with the first stage (after enabling VPN on the internal NIC of the Windows Server), the connection breaks (broke access to all outside services: SMTP, IMAP, Terminal Services, etc) and I can not access the machine without having console access, which, as I am not onsite, I do not have. I had to have an onsite user manually get on the machine and remove the new RRAS VPN connection on the internal NIC so I could re-access the machine.

How do you enable VPN through RRAS on a Windows Server 2003 machine without temporarily breaking access to the machine?
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VLib
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dlan75Commented:
Hi,
You need a second NIC and setup the VPN on that NIC anyway or it won't work properly
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fm250Commented:
Get you a another ethernet card and use it for vpn. look to this link, it might help
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/configure-a-windows-server-2003-vpn-on-the-server-side/5805260 
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