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VPN Access to Exchange Server

By skivtmp ·
Recently, we had a new firewall installed. VPN access through the firewall has been established successfully. However, our Windows 2000 Server (which acts as our domain and exchange server running exchange 5.5) has never been configured for remote access. I need some help setting everything up so that a remote user connecting via VPN can access their corporate email from the exhcange server.

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by CG IT In reply to VPN Access to Exchange Se ...

humm if you don't have W2K setup for remote access how do you know you have a successful VPN? RRAS allows VPN in with WAN miniports [which have IP addresses] but the default security policy is to deny access.

If your VPN solution is not RRAS but an Endpoint at the firewall/router then that hardware has it's own security requirements.

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by skivtmp In reply to VPN Access to Exchange Se ...

The VPN is correctly configured in the Small Business Edition Windows 2000 Server under the Remote Access Console. When a client logs in from a remote location via a broadband connection using Microsoft Window's VPN client, authentication is successful and the client appears in the list of connected clients in the Remote Access Console. The VPN client shows they are connected with a valid IP address however they can not ping any network resources and Microsoft Outlook 2000 can not access the mail server (which is also the VPN server).

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by hozcanhan In reply to VPN Access to Exchange Se ...

The client not being able to ping the network is an indication that you don't have full RRAS configuartion . Did you allow access for the clients in the RAS ? After solving this issue you can go to the Exchange accessibilty problem . If you are using another Firewall or TCP port filter then your ping , smtp ports can be all closed . Check that too ...Good Luck .

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