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    No Resources Available to Client on RAS

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    by ttirsway ·

    Despite much info about RAS here, I haven’t found anything that EXACTLY matches my problem. Hope someone can send a clue my way.

    I am setting up a new server for a customer. Due to their limited budget, I’m forced to stay with the NT package for awhile longer. The old server is still chugging away, so I have a rare chance to experiment. The customer mentioned they’d like to have dialup access on the new system and I assured them it would be no problem.

    I lied.

    Here’s what we have. NT 4.0, Service pack 6a, Microsoft supplemental security release and all available patches to date. I set the server up as Primary Domain Controller (different from the existing domain), DHCP, RAS, TCP/IP only, External 56K USR V90/92 Modem on COM1,no other serial devices. Default users + myself as full access member of all groups, Dialup permission granted to my userid only, all drives shared to myself only, no domain trusting, ip forwarding enabled. Connected to a LAN and Router through a T1 to outside ISP for web access, NAT handled by the isp, gateway to the isp, 3 DNS addresses for web searching, no WINS, Static IP on outside of isp firewall, translated to the local 192,168.1.XXX addresses inside. Test client works fine with WIN 98on Ethernet LAN in the building. Hope I didn’t leave anything out.

    Then I tried to set up RAS.

    Two remote clients used as test. One with Win98, one with XP. Server will answer the call, validate the login and the client…..
    Just sits there with a useless connection. I’m logged in to the machine…I have an assigned IP from the DHCP, but my client plays the Col. Klink routine and sees nooooothink. Event viewer on the server happily reports that I was validated as a user and was connected for xx min.s, xx sec.s. Uh-huh. XP Client reports that it can’t find the DNS, won’t join the domain, but WILL join as a workgroup member. Any ideas?

    TIA

    Trent

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    • #3665246

      No Resources Available to Client on RAS

      by nettek ·

      In reply to No Resources Available to Client on RAS

      RAS has browsing issues. Since you are not using WINS, you must install an LMHOSTS file on your RAS clients. Adding NetBEUI will also resolve the problem.

      • #3665798

        No Resources Available to Client on RAS

        by ttirsway ·

        In reply to No Resources Available to Client on RAS

        Wellll…not this time. Finally gave up & installed WINS on server. Still didn’t work. So, I reset the LOCAL connection (on the ethernet card) to use obtain an IP from the DHCP. THAT got me what I needed ith the remote server, but now my LOCAL connection is hosed, probably because the client is looking for the WINS server to assign a meaningful IP and can’t get it without a dialup. Tried setting up an alternate static IP in XP and got back the LOCAL connection, but lost the remote. There’s GOTTA be way, ’cause that’s essentially what my ISP does, right? It works fine. I’m going BALD here!

        Thanks for your help,

        Trent

    • #3665234

      No Resources Available to Client on RAS

      by smmurphy ·

      In reply to No Resources Available to Client on RAS

      Not to nit-pick – and don’t award me any points – but it was Sgt. Schultz who “sees nooooothink”

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