Server 2008 R2 routing and remote access causing server to go offline


OK here is my set up:

server1 - Server 2008 R2 running as DC & DNS server - Routing and remote access installed and configured as a remote access server only for PPTP VPN only

server2 - Server 2008 R2 running as DC & DNS server - If I add the role Network policy & access services then select remote access only when I enable the role my server goes off line completely until I stop the routing & remote access service.

I have removed the role from server 2 but even with the role removed if I enable routing and remote access service the server goes off line completely. What am I doing wrong here?
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Check the External Inbound/Outbound Packet Filters - most likely it enabled highly restrictive filters that just allow inbound/outbound VPN traffic.

Open the RRAS console, expand IPv4, click General, right click your External interface->Properties. Check the inbound/outbound filters. Add ICMP to both ICMP type 8 code 0 and for ICMP requests, type 0 code 0 for replies.

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rob1210Author Commented:
Hi Iruiz52

I had a look where you said to look and there was a lot of filters in there which I think may have existed from an earlier install when I inadvertantly selected routing as well as remote access. Hopefully by removing these this will solve my issue so thanks for pointing me in the right direction, I will be carrying out this work on Weds evening so will accept your answer if this works ok.
rob1210Author Commented:
Thanks very much, all working OK now. As per my original reply the filters were just removed so I didn't follow your suggestion to the T but you helped point me in the right direction thanks
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