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Microsoft Proxy Server and PPTP

By BTrik ·
I have a customer with a small home LAN with a Win2000 Server running MS Proxy Service accessing the Internet via DSL. The Win2000 Server is also setup as a VPN client to tunnel into a corporate network running Microsoft PPTP. Both of these mechanisms work correctly by themselves but as soon as you establish a VPN session from the Win2000 Server into the corporate network, it cuts off the Proxy client access to the Internet. I have looked for documentation from Microsoft on this issue but can't seem to come up with anything(surprise!). Does anyone know why this happens? It's almost as if the VPN session monopolizes the entire Internet connection bandwidth because as soon as the session ends, proxy clients are able to access the Internet again.

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You might get more

by toltec58 In reply to Microsoft Proxy Server an ...

replys by posting this question in the Q&A section. I don't have the answer.


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by Baccuss In reply to You might get more

connecting to the VPN is connecting to another network. Most of the time you are informed that your current network connection will be disabled should you log into another network. Look into multi network ligin capabilities. sorry I couldn't be of more assistance.

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Disable default gateway on remote

by shmaltz In reply to

Make sure that in the clients side of the VPN connection you disable the option of using default gateway on the remote network.

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That is a shortcoming of this set up.

by The New Guy In reply to Microsoft Proxy Server an ...

All the traffic is being rerouted through the VPN tunnel. I have the same scenario with remote clients when VPN is active.

Try running the VPN connection from a workstation behind the Proxy rather then on the server.

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