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RAS with NT Server

By jwebber ·
I have NT Server sp4 with RAS enabled and set up. I also have 2 COM ports with USRobotics modems on each port. On the telco side I set up 1 number to "role" to each extension of the modem. With Modem1 off and the other will pick up. With Modem2 off the other will pick up. So that rules out COM Ports and Modems. But when i turn both modems on, the first will pick up and connect but when I try to dial in with another pc it will not connect.

Does anyone have any insite as to what setting or procedure I have missed?

I am also trying to set this up on my BDC with no luck at all. It will answer, but i cannpt ping anything but the IP that is given to the client when i dial in. To validate the lmhosts file on the client, Do you have to RAS in through the PDC?

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by jcox303 In reply to RAS with NT Server

I would ensure that dial out an recieve is checked under RAS modems, and that access to entire network is checked under the RAS sever tcp/ip settings properties page.

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by jwebber In reply to RAS with NT Server

thank you for your help but both are set up exactly the same. i have exhaustedly checked them both...

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by RonnonF In reply to RAS with NT Server

I cannot answer your first question but configuring RAS on either your PDC/BDC is a big problem. Security of the machine/Domain can be comprimised as well as when people dialin it can add to the usual bottleneck on the machine.

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by jwebber In reply to RAS with NT Server

there really is only 3 people that would ever dial in. This is not a high production application for us. But rather an access if needed for more than 1 person.

Thank you for your answer

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by PineappleBob In reply to RAS with NT Server

When you say 'role' from one extension to the other, do you mean that the modems are sharing a single telephone number? If so, it is a situation to be resolved in your in-house pbx or switchboard to get to seperate extensions.

The client side sounds like it is not configured to participate in an NT domain. Have you checked the domain/workgroup settings in it's network config? To get the lmhosts file to load, you will have to have the #include line in the client lmhosts so that it will retrieve the remote lmhosts file as if it is local file.
In the local(client) lmhosts you will need something similar to the following.

IPaddress <PDC servername> #PRE #DOM:<domainname>

#INCLUDE \\<servername>\<sharename>\lmhosts

Without the ip address of the pdc, you really won't get anywhere. You could use DHCP and predefine many variables to be forced to the client at connection time.

Cheers
Bob Collins

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by jwebber In reply to RAS with NT Server

Thank you for your expertise Bob. You know a lot about this. We do have the PBX set up correctly. We have 2 analog lines to each modem then put those 2 numbers in a 'hunt group' and attached them to one DID (recieve calls from the outside) number. when 1 is busy it shoud 'role' to the other number. And it does, it just doesn't pick up.

The lmhosts file we needed with Win98 to be able to RAS in works on PDC. But i copied it, changing and not changing the PDC to BDC and visa-versa...stillnothing..it just sits there only to ping itself.

Dazed and Confused..>>>>>>

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by khuyser In reply to RAS with NT Server

As someone else pointed out, you are very unclear about your telephone connections, and "role." I'll assume you mean you have rollover set up with the telco. In that case, you need two outside lines, each connected its own modem. When one line isbusy, the telco will roll the call over to the other line.

You don't need either the PDC or BDC to provide RAS. In fact, you would be better off using some other PC on the network, even an old 486, to perform this service. You can administer the RAS from the PDC.

The RAS PC must be in the domain. The Client that dials in to the RAS PC must have a workgroup name that is the same as the domain name. This sounds kind of strange, but it is very important. Keep in mind the remote Client cannot be a member of the domain until after he authenticates. But the Client must be a member of a workgroup that has the same name as the domiain into which he is dialing. You won't configure the DUN client to belong to a domain, you will only configure him to belong to a workgroup.

When you configure your RAS Devices on the RAS PC (even if it is the PDC), your are configuring 2 separate devices. Each one gets added in the Remote Access Setup one at a time. Then, when you administer theseRAS devices from your PDC Remote Access Admin utility, you will see two separate ports.

Don't forget to grant the DUN user dialin permission from the Users | Permissions menu in the Remote Access Admin utility on the PDC. Naturally the user would have to be a domain user first. And it wouldn't hurt to make the DUN user a local user on the RAS PC with dialin permission.

I recommend you run WINS on the PDC. It's simple to set up, and less hassle than trying to use lmhosts. Make sure yourRAS PC points to the WINS Server, as configured in Network, TCP/IP Properties, WINS Address tab.

Let me know a little more about your telephone line connections.

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by jwebber In reply to RAS with NT Server

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by maxwell edison In reply to RAS with NT Server

Walk through the step by step "Dynamic RAS Connector" white paper found at
the following location, and double-check everything in the order it is
listed. Look for missed steps, typographical errors, and so on.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/exchange/content/whitepapers/whitepapers.asp


Good luck,

Maxwell

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