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VPN Server 2008 Single NIC

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Hello, I followed the following steps in order to setup a VPN on Server 2008 using one NIC:

Server Side (Server 2008 R2)
 ¿ Head to Server Manager, right click and Add Role
 ¿ Select Network Policy and Access Services
 ¿ Select Routing and Remote Access Services, next, next until complete
 ¿ Expand Roles, right click on routing and remote access and select configure
 ¿ If you select "Remote Access" give the following error "Less than two network interfaces were detected on this machine. For standard VPN server configuration at least two network interfaces need to be installed
 ¿ Select Custom Configuration to get around this, then select VPN Access
 ¿ Right click Routing and remote access and select properties
 ¿ Browse to the IPv4 tab and assign a static pool of IPs for the remote clients
 ¿ Now load up ADUC (Active Directory Users and Computers) and double click the user you wish to give access
 ¿ Select the Dial-in tab and set the Network Access permission to Allow Access


However, after following those steps, I never did get to the point where I could choose "Custom Configuration", then "VPN Access". And once I started the Routing and Remote Access Service, everyone on the local network was unable to reach the File Server, and only the VPN access to the Server was available. My question is, how can I get "Network Policy and Access Services" and "Routing and Remote Access Services" back to their default settings on Server 2008? I would like to follow the above steps and be given the option for Custom Configuration again. I will be onsite to test the Experts-Exchange suggestions later this week.

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Martin KühnSystem Administrator
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Just delete the RRAS configuration and set up a new one.
Custom Configuration should be the last point in your menu.
Afterwards you have to exclude the VPN address from your DNS configuration

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How can I safely delete the RRAS configuration, and exclude the VPN address from DNS? If I delete the VPN address, won't it eventually be added back to DNS?

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Ok. I will be onsite later this week. I will keep you posted on everything. Thanks for your assistance.

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When you said to, "Rightclick the server and choose the first point (deaktivate)", did you mean to uncheck the "RAS" option to remove and reconfigure the RAS configuration? If so, do I then just recheck it to setup the custom VPN configuration again?
Martin KühnSystem Administrator
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yes, that is what I meant.

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Ok. Sounds good. I will be onsite in a couple of hours to get everything setup. I'll keep you posted.
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