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Win2k3 VPN Server

By j_butch ·
I have a Win2k3 box with 2 NICs that is an additional (backup) domain controller, DHCP Server, DNS Server. I would like to use it also as a VPN Server. I configured Routing and Remote Access and used DHCP relay agent as itself (beceuse it is a DHCP Server too). So far so good. My WAN router has got port 1723 mapped to this VPN Server. I try to dial inot this server from remote. It works fine. I get an IP address and i can browse the entire network. AS SOON AS I DISCONNECT my VPN connection, I cannot dial into this server again. Someone has to Re-Start routing and remote access service on this server manually. Then I can connect again. Again, as soon as I disconnect, i can't access it. The cycle carries on and on....Can anyone help? I may be overlooking something quite obvious...

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by blazinride In reply to Win2k3 VPN Server

J Butch,

How many ports do you have available on the server? Did you limit the number of available ports, which essentially limits the number of concurrent connections. If you only have so many connections, your session may not be ending properly, and the server keeps it open, which is causing the problem. Also, try changing the server from a relay agent, and statically assign the VPN addresses, then see if it works, you may have a relay issue.

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