Need a step by step guide on how to set up a VPN connection on Server 2008 (regular or R2)

I've been trying for a week to get a working VPN connection at our new site, but everything I do ends in failure - there's nothing I can do to get it working, routing, or accessible to outside users.  

A team member says he remembers it being a 5 minute process - I can't get it to work after 5 hours today ALONE.  

I've searched threads on EE, but I need something geared for a complete n00b on this subject because following threads online has gotten me nowhere.  

I even had the guy we're working with on the firewall open every port on the DMZ address that this server sits on - NOTHING.  My remote system acts like there's nothing there, always spitting out "800" errors.
USAVolleyballAsked:
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GeodashCommented:
This is a step-by-step guide you can reference for setting up VPN in Server 2008.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725734%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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USAVolleyballAuthor Commented:
Tried it, doesn't work.

All remote attempts, even through a free and clear firewall, result in Error 800's, or filter bounces in the server's event log / security audit.  *nothing* works from the outside, though I can connect from the internal network just fine.  Even after disabling the Windows Firewall, it still doesn't work.

Bunch of this stuff too:

The Windows Filtering Platform has blocked a packet.

Application Information:
      Process ID:            0
      Application Name:      -

Network Information:
      Direction:            Forward
      Source Address:            10.0.101.66  (IP of the DMZ port on the server)
      Source Port:            0
      Destination Address:      (my remote test PC IP)
      Destination Port:            0
      Protocol:            0

Filter Information:
      Filter Run-Time ID:      83702
      Layer Name:            Forward
      Layer Run-Time ID:      8
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Did you disable Firewall in control Panel or stop the services?
If you stopped the services it will cause more issue than it worth.
Just disable the firewall in control panel.

Here are a couple of links that might help

Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Access Options

This one has quite a few links and a video walk through that is very helpful.

Routing and Remote Access

RASS
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USAVolleyballAuthor Commented:
The issue ended up being a conflicting system setup due to Sharepoint 2010.  Epic Facepalm.  Moved it to a VM and all is well once again.
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USAVolleyballAuthor Commented:
Figured out the problem was our fault...
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