VPN setup from scratch for SBS2003 and WinXP/SP2

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Paul Proefrock, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. I am having problems browsing shares and clients with VPN. Is there an
    article that I can step thru, step by step?

    I am using SBS2003 Std and WinXP/SP2 on the clients.

    I have the clients VPN's set up and they work, I am able to connect to the
    server and Exchange does its thing.

    While the client is connected, I would like to browse his folder or browse
    the server folder from the client. But when I go to the My Network
    Places/Entire Network, only the machine that I am at shows up. If I am on
    the server, all the clients on the LAN show up but those on the VPN do not.

    This is a copy of my ipconfig /all while the vpn is running.

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Paul>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : FUJITSU
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated
    Cont
    roller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-5D-4E-C0-54

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG
    Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-35-3D-C5-A2
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.20
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.20
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 151.164.14.201
    151.164.1.8
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, October 31, 2004 1:18:43
    PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 01, 2004
    1:18:43 PM


    PPP adapter Heartland Server:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.15
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.15
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.2
    Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.2



    My server uses two NIC's and both the server and the client is behind a
    router. Ports 47, 1723 and 3389 are open and pointed properly.

    This thing is driving me crazy, and probably all those who work on this
    newsgroup as I try to troubleshoot it.

    If there is a place that I can start from scratch, I sure would appreciate
    it.

    Paul P
     
    Paul Proefrock, Nov 1, 2004
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  2. Hi

    It is not uncommon that you cannot broadcast (browse) through a vpn
    connection.

    for a work around

    Can you go to start > run > \\192.168.16.2
    if you can then

    go to
    Start>
    Search>
    Printers Computers, or people>
    a computer on the network>
    then put in \\192.168.16.2

    after that populates then drag the icon to the desktop or wereever you want
    the share.



    Best Regards,

    James R Frederickson, MCSE NT4/2000/2003
    Microsoft Online Support Engineer
    Get Secure? - www.microsoft.com/security
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    James Frederickson -, Nov 1, 2004
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  3. James,
    1) made sure vpn was connected: ipconfig /all showed address as
    192.168.16.19

    2) Ping to that address is successful

    3) Run \\192.168.16.19 results an error message that the network path could
    not be found

    4) Remote desktop to that location only opens the desktop to the server, not
    to the client.

    Any suggestions

    Paul P
     
    Paul Proefrock, Nov 1, 2004
    #3
  4. from the vpn client from the command prompt type

    IPconfig /all

    post your results please



    Best Regards,

    James R Frederickson, MCSE NT4/2000/2003
    Microsoft Online Support Engineer
    Get Secure? - www.microsoft.com/security
    ========================================================
    When responding to posts, please "reply to Group" via
    your newsreader so that others may learn and benefit
    from your issue.
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    James Frederickson -, Nov 3, 2004
    #4
  5. James,
    Please bear with me. I am having the client next-day air back home. Will
    post ipconfig shortly.


    Paul P
     
    Paul Proefrock, Nov 6, 2004
    #5
  6. let me know i will be waiting.

    Best Regards,

    James R Frederickson, MCSE NT4/2000/2003
    Microsoft Online Support Engineer
    Get Secure? - www.microsoft.com/security
    ========================================================
    When responding to posts, please "reply to Group" via
    your newsreader so that others may learn and benefit
    from your issue.
    ========================================================
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    James Frederickson -, Nov 8, 2004
    #6
  7. James,
    As I was copying the ipconfig /all, I figured it out. You need to use the IP
    address that is assigned to the VPN connection, not the IP address of the
    machine.

    My machine has an address of 192.168.1.50. When the vpn connects, it assigns
    an ip of 192.168.16.11. If I try \\machineIP, it doesn't find it. But if I
    use \\vpnIP, then it does find the machine and opens a folder to the shared
    items.

    Thanks for your support - I think I am good to go.

    Paul P
     
    Paul Proefrock, Nov 10, 2004
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