problems connecting to Network Shares over VPN

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Donny, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Sometimes disjoining and rejoining it using http:/connectl should do the
    trick. If no one else is having the problem, let's go with that. I usually
    like to make sure the user can logon while on the wire in the network prior
    to going outside the office.

    Ace Fekay [MCT], Sep 7, 2009
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  2. Donny

    Donny Guest

    After spending a few hours today testing more completely this problem affects
    all laptops when they are out of the office. I have VPN configured through
    the wizard.

    When I log in I get the comapny VPN login screen. I put in my username,
    domain password and verify that the domain information is correct. Within
    about 3 seconds it says "authenticated" and then immeadiately after it says
    "connected". In about another 7 - 10 seconds I get a balloon tip that says
    the Windows needs my current credentials and i am supposed to lock and unlock
    my computer. I have done this up to 4 times and still get the same message.
    After all this if I go to view the status of my network connections it says
    that the VPN is "unauthenticated".

    Where do I go from here? I figure if I can solve the "Unauthenticated"
    message I should be ready to go.
    Donny, Sep 8, 2009
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  3. I haven't used the SBS 2008 wizard yet, but curious, when you setup VPN
    access using the wizard, how did you set it up? Maybe someone with a little
    more knowledge on the 2008 wizard can comment on how you set it up.

    If this were non-SBS 2008, Windows 2008, I would say that VPN access has
    been configured with NAP (Network Access Protection) and/or VPN quarantine
    using ISA. It appears that VPN clients are in quarantine as it may not be
    complying with the NAP policy that was set in place based on how it was
    configured through the wizard. I can explain or provide links with non-SBS
    2008 how this works, but that would do no good here, since SBS is different.
    I believe it's the way it was setup. Have you considered re-running the

    Ace Fekay [MCT], Sep 8, 2009
  4. Donny

    Donny Guest

    I have been advised that I may have a router thqat doesn't support VPN
    tunnels. I will replace this and advise. I won't be doing this for a few days
    as I need to order a new router.

    Thank you all for your help and patience.
    Donny, Sep 9, 2009
  5. That thought crossed my mind, but I discounted it when you said it was
    connecting. What brand and model router?

    I hope that is the issue and the solution. Let us know how you make out.

    Ace Fekay [MCT], Sep 9, 2009
  6. Donny

    Leythos Guest

    What router?

    Most of the cheap, residential, NAT routers have a PPTP Pass-Through
    setting, and most of them only support 1 or 2 simultaneous PPTP
    connection, after the 1 or 2 limit they start dropping connections
    Leythos, Sep 9, 2009
  7. Hmm, didn't know that. But honestly, I'venever installed a home based, cheap
    residential router for customer sites, so I wouldn't have ever figured that
    one out. If a new, small business customer that I bring on board has one, I
    immediately suggest a Cisco ASA5505 with SSL VPN, AD user and local user
    authenticaion, etc.

    Thanks, Leythos!


    Ace Fekay [MCT], Sep 10, 2009
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