A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructure, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or travelling users access to a central organizational network securely. VPNs encapsulate data transfers using secure cryptographic methods and other security mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and that the data cannot be intercepted.

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I have Server 2019 Standard.
Installed Remote Access Role -  VPN only.

After standard installation and configuration it does not seem top work.
One of the interfaces shows status Non-Operational.
Loopback - Operational
Internal - Non -operational
Ethernet - Operational.

Tried to remove and re-add the role , restarted etc. - stillthe same issue


Is AMD 2200u laptop with Vega 3 graphics, 32 GB RAM, 2 tb ssd and 1 tb M2 drive good enough for every day use with office productivity, watching movies, and watching streaming content from the Internet, VPN, etc.?

I am not looking at gaming and is Is AMD  2200u laptop with Vega 3 graphics, 32 GB RAM, 2 tb ssd and 1 tb M2 drive good enough for my requirements?

Please respond to my post asap.

Reach out to me for any questions.

Thanks for your support.

Warm Regards
Mr. Sriram
The Cisco 2960x includes a management port. Reading the Cisco literature states this port should be on its own network that can be accessed remotely. The port is it's own vlan. That separate network accessed remotely would require another Internet connection and some sort of vpn to securely assess the management network. How practical is it to set up another Internet connection and a means to access the Cisco management ports?
Hi Everyone,

Mostly have Always ON VPN setup and configured, but we are getting an authentication error during trial connections.

Error: The NPS was unable to connect to a DC where the account is located, Because of this, authentication and Authorization for Radius request has failed.

Setup: VPN Server (windows 2019) (Physical server) connects and sends request to NPS
NPS Server (VM) (windows 2019) is supposed to authenticate.
DC (Physical Server) (Windows 2012)
(Added) We also have a Cert. Auth. (Windows 2019) (VM) though that seems to be working fine issuing certificates.

NPS can ping DC, it shows in the domain.

My thought is because it is 2012 server edition. Any thoughts or ideas?
Dear support,

We have an outside vendor that used to use Cisco VPN client to connect to our Fortigate firewall, and he already has a local account to the firewall, however, his laptop died and I need to recreate his log in profile.  Is there an instruction I can follow to set up AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client v4.x to talk to Fortigate 800D?
Please advise.
I am running OpenVPN Access Server 2.6.1 in Amazon and currently require users to use 2-Factor Authentication using the Google Authenticator.

Is there a way that I can configure OpenVPN Access Server 2.6.1 to use a Security Fob, or Security Key, like the Google Titan?

I've posted to the Forums, but haven't received a response yet and I was wondering if any other System Admins out there have set this up before.

Error in photo attached. We have made a new Certificate Authority and I think it is functional but I am not 100% sure. I am able to assign certs to one of my DC without an issue and as we setup our Always ON VPN server we are having this issue during the NPS step.

Also as you can see the certificates on the DC

We have a small client whose network is purely internet NOT VPN , my question is if we put the database (BE)on the server how can we use the his internet connectivity to connect the four  FEs on different locations?


Hi, I know Apple just removed PPTP from its options for remote work, question, is L2TP still available as a connection method?

Thanks all
Hi there,

so i'm looking to bring another isp line for backup purposes. because of budget constraints we're thinking about configuring another firewall's interface for with new new circuit settings and configure the fw for failover in the event the main connection goes down.

Our network has gotten a little bit more technical over the years and now we have a lot of users connecting to the vpn using cisco anyconnect, some users access office resources (with split tunnel)  and others to access cloud resources that white list our ip address (they use tunnel all).

I know outbound traffic will work seamlessly if the even of fail over but i'm thinking in terms of incoming traffict:

There are few items i still don't wrapt my head around, such as vpn access -- i assume we'd need to configure another dns A record with the new IP and add a different weight.
what about the certificate? do i need to generate a new certificate to reflects both ip address to the same dns name?

is there anything else i'm missing here?

thanks for your help.
hi i am seeking help with connecting to ipsec vpn
my vpn was working until i upgraded my macbook to High Sierra 10.13.14
now when i try to VPN i get this error "An unexpected error occurred, Try reconnecting if the problem continues verify the setting and contact your administrator"
i checked the ppp.log and the last date was May 8th with an error IPSec connection failed <IKE Error 65535 ()xFFFF) Unknown error>

nothing really is showing up in system.log when i try to connect to vpn

i have other MacBooks in my environment and they can connect via VPN, i reset the PR RAM and tried testing in verbose mode but stll same result

any help would be great-fully appreciated
I hear that the best way to RDP is via VPN.

I purchased NordVPN.

How would one RDP over this VPN pipe?
I am going to be building a CA on a VM and the Microsoft documentation I have found seems out-dated.

What is the recommended platform for this, I have found having an offline one that is the root and then subordinates to issue the certificates as the idea. This seems really intensive.

I really just need one to issue certificates to devices/users for VPN items and HTTPS certificates for SCCM later. Nothing to intensive.

Does anyone have a good method to get one up and running quickly?
Dear Experts,

I tried to export the ovf template to my PC via VPN but it only managed to download the .ovf and .nvram file successfully.

The vmdk file which is 20GB only have 8GB downloaded.

I suspect the internet bandwidth is slow for the site where the equipment are installed.

I have tried from my home and office PCs. I have also tried to download it to a VM server also stuck at 10%, 33% and 66%

The ESX is Dell's v6.7U1
I came across an issue while trying to do Always On VPN. I noticed my DC for the organization is Server 2012 (I have never looked into this, I was told everything was 2012r2 already)

I have verified it is 2012, and now I am at the point I need it 2012r2 at bare standard. I have license for 2016 and 2019 server editions.

Should I run the upgrade or migrate over. Any thoughts
I am looking to get Always On VPN installed and configured. I have gone through the Microsoft installation guide. I am wondering if anyone had tips/configuration ideas to work with or knows contractors they have utilized who might be useful. Located near Seattle WA.
Cisco ASA monitoring add on software

Hi, we have a cisco asa 5516 fw working as gtw, fw, and vpn server. Is there a cisco utiity (other than asa) that could be used for monitoring and alerting? we've had a couple of interenet connection issues that i find out about them after that fact, also i'd like to see historical performance data of the unit if i need to go back in time.

the fw supports firepower but i'm not sure if it offers such capabilities...

thanks in advance..
I'm having some issues with two clients connecting to our VPN. Both are running Windows 10. We have other Windows 10 clients able to connect. It started with no warning and worked before. The VPN is setup with IPSec with preshared key. The error comes up can't connect to VPN and claims a firewall issue. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
We are currently deploying a hub and spoke WAN topology in our environment.  Everything is going good except the trying to figure out the AD portion.  I have the Hub (Site 1) and two Spokes (Site A and Site B).  What is the best way to allow a user in Site A to access a resource (Server, File Share, etc.) in Site B.

I have a trust from Site 1 to Site A and from Site 1 to Site B.  I know if I create a domain local group in Site 1 I can add users from Site A into it.  Although I cannot access that group from Site B to share the resource seeing how it is a domain local group in Site 1.  

What is the best way to set this up.  I know through the VPN tunnels I am able to allow the Site A domain controllers talk to the Site B domain controllers.  I f I had to I could create a trust between Site A and Site B but I wanted to know if there was another way without creating a web of trusts everywhere throughout the organization.
When using the sonicwall Global VPN,I cannot get inside the network -- no DNS.Does anyone know the Sonic Wall settings? The NetExtender works fine - just the GVC is having issues. Thank you!
I have an existing site-to-site VPN from an ASA5505 to a 5520. Both have static IP addresses currently (one is at my house, one is the home office). Recent changes with my cable provider will result in my losing the static IP at the house... How I can I maintain the site-to-site if my end winds up getting a dynamic IP address?
Sonicwall routing with multiple VPN's.  I currently have one network as my central point (Site A).  There are about 5 other networks (Site 1 - 5) with VPN tunnels to my central network (Hub & Spoke).  On the central Sonicwall is it possible to route traffic from Site 1 to Site 2 through Site A.  I am looking into Routes and Rules from VPN to VPN but not sure how to exactly accomplish this.
Hi Experts,

Years ago we had a remote office that was connected to our main office with a site to site VPN.  We had a DC at the remote office and I was able to manage that office and the workstations and they access resources here.

That has since been removed and it has come up again that we need this for our remote office.  Currently the remote office is all connecting with their individual remote VPN connections.  

We need to be able to centrally manage their systems through AD
They need to access resources and data through here
We want to eliminate the need for multiple individual VPN connections
Share the same DNS and Time source as I set

Our firewall is outdated and doesn't look like it's going to be resolved before the decision has to be made to get the above done.  I am really against adding more configurations to our already outdated firewall so my reason for this post is are there any other alternatives?

We have Azure Active Directory and we have had the need in the past to create a tunnel through Azure but would that help us with the remote office or be an alternative than the site to site VPN?

Hope that made sense, thank you!
How do you connect to a printer from web browser, for example, if I put the printer on the Internet, would I be able to connect to it when I am connected to the VPN using a website address?

We allow users to connect to our company network using the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.  

I want to know if there is a way to block the connection if the client's computer does not have antivirus software running.  

Please advise.







A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructure, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or travelling users access to a central organizational network securely. VPNs encapsulate data transfers using secure cryptographic methods and other security mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and that the data cannot be intercepted.