VPN - has anyone gotten it to work?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Stewart Saathoff, May 26, 2006.

  1. Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone has gotten Vista to work with VPN's yet. I have
    tried to connect to PPTP and IPSec VPN's, but NOTHING works. It doesn't
    even tell me why the connection failed. I look in the event viewer and
    there is nothing to be found...

    Any insight would be appreciated. All of my VPN connections work with the
    built-in XP client or the Cisco Client...

    - Stewart
     
    Stewart Saathoff, May 26, 2006
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  2. Thank you Andre, but I am trying to connect to a VPN, not a wireless
    network. Wireless works fine.
     
    Stewart Saathoff, May 27, 2006
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  3. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 28, 2006
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  4. To be fair - there's very little about VPN in there. If you don't see what
    you want to connect to, click on "I don't see what I want to connect to" and
    see if that brings up any options.

    Also, if you want to see your XP style network settings (some find it far
    easier using a system they've been using for 5 years already to set up their
    settings!), check this :eek:)
    http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/settings/xpstylenetwork

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    Zack Whittaker, May 28, 2006
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  5. Grrrr... Why are you posting this link which is not helping?????

    Connecting a VPN network in Vista is so Elementary. Click Start Network >
    Connect to a network (if VPN is preconfigured on your network, simply click
    in the Show list box and select Dial-up and VPN.

    If you are gonna setup one, on the same Connect to a network wizard, click
    the "Set up a connection or network" link > click "Setup a virtual private
    network (VPN) connection"

    Manage network connections does not help Zack, its only for existing
    connections or configuring your ethernet.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 28, 2006
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  6. I've had a lot of useful and positive feedback from posting my links Andre -
    a lot of people like using the XP network settings rather than the Vista
    one. So don't get all angry - it's only bothering you it seems.

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    that up!

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    Zack Whittaker, May 28, 2006
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  7. Hello Guys,

    First of all, thanks for all of the help. I think that we are having
    problems explaining the issues at hand. After I create the connection, I did
    this originally, I then attempt to establish the connection. When I attempt
    that, the dialog box simply says, "Connecting to Office" and then says
    "Failed to connect to Office." The problem that I have is that I do not see
    why it will not connect. I am not certain if it is a username or password
    issue, if it is not connecting to the correct server, which I pinged and
    have dould checked the address in the VPN connections settings, or if the
    problem has to do with some port settings. It simply does not connect and
    gives an extremely generic error message. I also do not see how I can
    change the password for the connection. I created another one with no
    username and password and it never prompts me for one, it simply does not
    connect and gives me the same irritating useless error message...

    I hope this information helps.

    Stewart
     
    Stewart Saathoff, May 28, 2006
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  8. I wonder if its UAP thats affecting this? Try disabling it to see if it
    makes a difference, Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run > type
    MSCONFIG > Tools (tab) > scroll down > select "Disable UAP" > click "Launch"
    If that does not work, I suggest filing a report on the issue using the
    Feedback link on your desktop.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 28, 2006
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  9. Well, I haven't read any success stories. The OP pointed out, there is no
    problem setting up a connection. You post that link that it will answer
    every network connection issue in Windows, a simplified Network window is
    not gonna solve Stewarts problem Zack. All I am saying, try and help instead
    of quick to post with a link that is highly irrelvant.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 28, 2006
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  10. Thanks for all the effort Andre, nothing appeared to work so I sent a report
    to Microsoft. I hope that it will work. I have seen this in all Vista
    builds...
     
    Stewart Saathoff, May 29, 2006
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    Josh Guest

    Stewart,

    Your problem is that Cisco doesn't currently have a client that works on
    Windows Vista. We are big Csico shop too and to date the only way we have
    been able to VPN has been to use a ISAVPN server. Cisco will be comign out
    with a client very soon that is designed to work with Windows Vista Beta2.
    (they have been waiting till beta 2 and are finalizing testing now that it
    has shipped)

    sorry i know this doesn't help your immediate need, but rest assured help is
    coming.


    Josh
    http://windowsconnected.com
     
    Josh, May 31, 2006
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  12. I also use the PPTP client for Windows


     
    Stewart Saathoff, Jun 5, 2006
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    Matthew Guest

    I too was using the PPTP client for Windows in XP. I have never managed to
    get the Vista to connect using VPN. I have no problems in XP whatsoever, but
    in Vista it just fails to connect without displaying any error information.

    -- Matthew
     
    Matthew, Jun 6, 2006
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    nilusworld Guest

    nilusworld, Jul 5, 2006
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