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Dial Up VPN connects but wont allow remote users to see other network resources

Posted on 2014-02-12
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I dont know what happened here but its a mess allright.

The VPN clients connect fine, but I cant ping or reach any internal workstation within the network via RDP or any other service.

Any ideas?
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by:John
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The two most common causes for this (given you have a connection) is a block by the firewall (at either end) or the subnets on both ends are the same.

Check the subnets and then try allowing the subnet range in the firewall. If practical, turn off the firewall only for the duration of a test.
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by:Michael Machie
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Were you pinging/RDP by DNS name or IP? If IP works where DNS name does not, you may be using a split-tunnel vpn, which is common.
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I will test the firewall option, but this service worked up until recently, we dont know what changed but we got a new comcast modem, we thought that might be the problem and went back to the old modem, still no go at this point.

Figured it out, I went as far as to uninstall and reinstall the Remote Access Role, however when I removed it, and reinstalled it, strangely it didnt give me the option to configure it as it usually does.

So on a hunch, I disabled the service, and sure enough, when I re-enabled it, the system allowed me to configure the VPN services again, as VPN access only, I dont use any routing functions, the routing functions got enabled, how, I do not know, but it was messing with my network for sure.

All fixed up, PS wasnt the firewall but that was a good idea to check out.

thanks again for your suggestions.
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I figured out the issue myself.
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