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Hi,

My boss just purchased a laptop and I need to setup Sonicwall VPN for him. I am getting this error

remote desktop connection invalid connection file specified

I have add the ip to trusted site. Am I missing anything?  thanks


(I deleted deafult.rdp, but it is not helping)
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by:mcrmg
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any ideas?  thx
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by:ccomley
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So the VPN is working ok, it comes up without error and you can see a connected client VPN on the SOnicwall VPN status page? But that he doesn't get to talk to the target server once connected?
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the vpn works fine. If I use other laptop, I can connect to target pc wo problems..thanks
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by:ccomley
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If the VPN| is working, if he can see other computers on the LAN side, etc., then the problem would appear to be with the Remote Desktop config, not with the VPN.

Instead of launching the RPD config file, try manually launching RDP with the target set to the server in question, and see if it work. If it does, just delete and re-createe the config file getting it right this time! :-)

TO manually launch use the command prompt to run

c:> mstsc /v:192.168.1.200 (whatever the IP address is of teh LAN server he's trying to connect to!) If it connects it will prompt him for a username and password.
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by:mcrmg
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Thanks for the quick reply.
If I launch RDP manually, (click via START), and enter an internal ip, I can connect to that server without any issues.

But if I try to connect to an internal pc from outside of the network via Sonicwall SSLVPN, I get the error I posted earlier.  

I deleted default.rdp file (I assume that is the config file), it is still giving me the same error
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by:mcrmg
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I also followed this link

https://support.software.dell.com/kb/sw10834

But it is still the same. I am not sure if it has anything to do with Windows 10.  thanks
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masnrock earned 2000 total points
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Just to verify, you put in the IP or URL for the Sonicwall Virtual Office into Trusted Sites, correct? The other laptop I'm assuming is connecting fine over the VPN *and* connecting the the target system without issue?
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by:mcrmg
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man...........I thought I did...................thank you very much
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