Windows 7 Remote Desktop - VPN - Can not connect
Posted on 2011-09-16
i connect remoting to a security domain via VPN and then remote desktop to a machine to do my work. Using an XP machine wired to my locate network i'm able to make the VPN connection and connect to the remote desktop without a problem. I also have a Windows 7 machine connected to the same local network. From windows 7 machine i can create the VPN connection but then nothing else works. Remote desktop can not find the remote machine. Ping times out and has the wrong IP address. The windows 7 machine does not work using either a wireless link to the the local network or a wired connection. The strange thing is that when my internet connection from the windows 7 machine is established using my broadband access point tied directly to the windows 7 machine via the USB port, i can establish the VPN connection and the connection to the remote machine via remote desktop without a problem.
I have historically been able to connect via VPN and remote desktop to this remote machine from the windows 7 machine. i have obivously changed something during a previously trouble shooting activity when a problem existed at the remote site. i have tried the Reset options on the firewall settings but that has not worked.