Server 2012 R2, VPN, RRAS how to?

Posted on 2014-07-13
Last Modified: 2014-08-11
My server is a 2012 R2.  It has RRAS installed.  Just RRAS.  No NPS.

I'm trying to set up VPN using SSTP and I'm having me a** handed to me.  I am looking for simple here, not complex.  

I have a public cert installed. brings up my IIS splash screen with no cert errors.

My router is clearly sending 443 traffic to my RRAS server.

When I set up my client on my Win 8 box to connect, I get Error 0x800704D4: The network connection was aborted by the local system.

Must I use NPS or can I just spin up RRAS for SSTP VPN and keep it simple?

I'm not sure what I'm missing because from what I see it should be working.

Ideas?  Thoughts?  Suggestions?


Question by:crp0499
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    Accepted Solution

    an older waltkthrough is available at  

    Don't forget that for SSTP  you need client certificates as well, also RRAS should be handling the connection and NOT IIS

    Author Comment

    I'm confused David.  My server has is named and has a public godaddy cert for

    I expected that the PC would trust that cert when it made its connection and that I would not need to install anything on the client.

    Are you telling me I DO need to install that cert on the client?

    As for RRAS handling the connection, well, I have 443 traffic pointing to my RRAS box, but of course IIS is installed.  I'm confused about that "RRAS should be handling the connection" part.

    Thank you.

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