Local Only Connection to SBS2003 via VPN on Restart

By kitty81 ·
We have an Employee working from home on a laptop running Vista, he connects to our SBS2003 network via PPTP VPN connection. Everytime our SBS2003 restarts this employee is able to connect to the VPN, but gets Limited Connectivity or a Local Only connection.

I have found something that kindof works, but I need to find a more permanent solution.:

1. Go into Routing and Remote Access on SBS2003
2. Right click the server name
3. Go to properties
4. Go to the IP tab
5. Change Static IP Addressing to Dynamic
6. Apply
7. Change back to Static

This doesn't always work first time. Sometimes it takes over an hour of fiddling around with this setting, but it always works in the end!

I have a Vista PC working in the office outside the network which I use to test the VPN. However, it is not just Vista that has this problem with the VPN, I have two XP machines that have the same problem (these are not used often so the probalem is always fixed by the time they connect).

What is happening?

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