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Hi All

Thanks for any guidance here.

I have a client with a new server and MS Server Essentials 2012.

I've established the local domain, set up all storage, users, and connected the domain users and PCs.

I want to set up Anywhere access so they can connect their service personnel from the field\ using Wintac remote application.

They have a Linksys router which is providing both DHCP and DNS.  On that router I've enabled UPnP forwarding  for HTTPS to TCP 443 as instructed in the router setup.

With this setup, can I complete the the VPN and external access using the wizard, or will I be  hosing it  up by doing so.

I want to have certain users to have VPN access and remote connectivity, as stated above, from the field using the Wintac remote app.

Thanks for any info.
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What are you port forwarding the port 443 to? I assume the vpn appliance/server?
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by:mlitin
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It is opened for HTTPS for TCP 443.  It is forwarding to the server IP.

And to boot, I've just come to believe a public domain is needed to complete the Anywhere Aaccess.  The business has a public domain, but it is not at the IP of the business.  Therefore using it will completely screw DNS.

The business does not need another Public domain.  Does it need to establish one just for this Anywhere Access?
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by:mlitin
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Hi

Update on this and a slightly different direction, if I may.

My client's system is now set up such that:
A) After Anywhere setup my clients can access the system and dashboard and the system shares using the microsoft-provided domain x.remotewebaccess.com, but there are errors being reported by the server during Anywhere setup.
B) VPN connects.
C) The errors being reported are:
- Internet connection is not available.   -  It is available
- Anywhere access to your server is blocked - Apparently not...
- There may be more than one router on your network. - I don't think the server is routing...

The router is now a Comcast installed YN3720.  This router is providing IP and DHCP.  The Router IP is 192.168.1.
UPnP is turned on
Port forwarding is set up for HTTP 80, HTTPS 443, SMTP 25, VPN 1723, HTTPSSP 587, and RDP 3389, all for TCP and all directed to the server.  The serer is IP 192.168.1.2

I'm wondering if the server settings are somehow not right since I believe the router is set up correctly and Anywhere Access and VPN seem to work.  How can I debug these errors?

Thanks for any guidance.
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by:mlitin
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for mlitin's comment #a39654661

for the following reason:

I reset all dhcp and DNS to  the server and all is now good with remote access.

Thanks for your assist.
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by:mlitin
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Found and executed my own solution...
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by:mlitin
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Thanks for your comment.  Led me to re-evaluate the basic network architecture.
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