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VPN fails to connect when specifying an IP on the Networking tab.

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On my win server 2008 r2 I have used routing and remote access to allow clients to connect using vpn. The server assigns ip addresses using dhcp.

Clients can connect using the default settings but I have one Pc that I want to connect and always be assigned the same IP address (i want to add this to our DNS server)

When I specify the ip address on the networking tab on the clients vpn connection it fails to connect.

Where am I going wrong, is there a simple setting to override this?
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Set a DHCP reservation on 2008 r2 server for the EMAC of the client connecting.

http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/1684-configuring-a-dhcp-reservation-2008-server
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How do I find my emac?
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On the workstation you want to set a static reservation for, run a command prompt and issue the command "ipconfig /all" without quotes.

Your email is the physical address minus the dashes.  Mine would be:

001731F236FB

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PS.  You may have more then one adapter.
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Physical address shows up as 00-00-00-00-00-00-1E

I've created a new user account and specified the IP to that. Now making the VPN connect with that account.

Thanks for your tips and help
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I can almost promise you that 00-00-00-00-00-00-1E is not your physical address.  Sounds like a virtual/tap adapter.  If you're wired, it will be the "local area connection".  Look at this picture i posted.
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Ahh my bad, when you said emac I thought u meant the mac of the tunnel adapter!
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