Run VPN Server on Win 10 Pro 1809+: set Up and Configuration RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to run the Win 10 Pro VPN server on my PC:

    netsh advfirewall firewall show rule name=all > AllPorts.txt

    Rule Name:                            VPN
    Enabled:                              Yes
    Direction:                            In
    Profiles:                             Domain,Private,Public
    LocalIP:                              Any       <<< --- how to change? Should I change it?
    RemoteIP:                             Any     <<<--- How to change ? Should this be changed?
    Protocol:                             47
    Edge traversal:                       No
    Action:                               Allow

    netsh advfirewall firewall show rule name=all | find "gre" /i
    Rule Name:                            Routing and Remote Access (GRE-In)
    Rule Name:                            Routing and Remote Access (GRE-Out)

    netsh advfirewall firewall show rule name=all | find "1723"
    LocalPort:                            1723
    RemotePort:                           1723

    RasMan Remote Access Connection Manager is Started/Running. I assume this means I have RRAS running?

    Am I set up correctly for initiating a PPTP VPN connection to the above home  Pc from a remote win 10 pro 1809 pc? 

    Is All I do is use Settings/Network & Internet/VPN on the remote pc and point it to my Home pc internet address? Or do I need to also enable port 1723 and GRE Protocol 47 on the remote pc firewall too?

    Or do I Control Panel/Network and Sharing Center/Change Adapter Settings/File/New Incoming Connection to setup the VPN client config the rem

    I am using the same username/password account on both PC's. They are in the same Workgroup, NO DOMAIN?

    I have port 1723 tcp/udp opened on my Google Wifi on the home pc .

    I have the same ports open on the remote pc router.

    Any help or assistance in setting up a vpn client/ vpn server connection in steps between 2 win10pro 1809+ pc's over the internet would be greatly appreciated. 


    • Edited by rocketjetz Wednesday, April 3, 2019 10:06 PM typos
    Wednesday, April 3, 2019 10:03 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your question.

    I found an article about how to set up a VPN server on Windows 10. It is a step to step guidance.

    Please check whether it is helpful.


    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.


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    Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:51 AM
  • That doesn't solve the problem. I did use that as a guide and this:


    I am getting the following error message :

    Windows could not create your connection.

    Incoming connections depend on the Routing and Remote Access Service, which was unable to start. For more information check the System event log, which I did and I get this:

    The RRAS terminated with the following  service-specific error: The system cannot find the file specified. Event ID 7024. 

    I found this and I have none of these files:


    I do have a dnary.xsd file   NO ias.xxx files at all.

    RRAS is started according to services.msc  so what the heck is going on here?

    I also found this:


    I DO have that registry entry.

    Please help with this error situation. I am wanting to use the built-in win10pro 1809 vpn client on my remote pc to connect with my win10pro 1809  vpn server running on my home pc. 

    I cannot do this until I can get the vpn server in win10pro1809  to allow incoming connections.


    tasklist /svc /fi "IMAGENAME eq svchost.exe"

    Image Name                     PID Services
    ========================= ======== ============================================
    svchost.exe                   1956 PlugPlay
    svchost.exe                   1040 BrokerInfrastructure, DcomLaunch, Power,
    svchost.exe                   1240 RpcEptMapper, RpcSs
    svchost.exe                   1196 LSM
    svchost.exe                   1400 lmhosts
    svchost.exe                   1380 bthserv
    svchost.exe                   1372 BthAvctpSvc
    svchost.exe                   1552 NcbService
    svchost.exe                   1028 TimeBrokerSvc
    svchost.exe                   1828 EventLog
    svchost.exe                   1892 CoreMessagingRegistrar
    svchost.exe                   1452 Schedule
    svchost.exe                   2084 hidserv
    svchost.exe                   2120 ProfSvc
    svchost.exe                   2168 nsi
    svchost.exe                   2200 BTAGService
    svchost.exe                   2232 lfsvc
    svchost.exe                   2320 DeviceAssociationService
    svchost.exe                   2368 Dhcp
    svchost.exe                   2396 UserManager
    svchost.exe                   2452 camsvc
    svchost.exe                   2608 StateRepository
    svchost.exe                   2772 NlaSvc
    svchost.exe                   2852 Dnscache
    svchost.exe                   2932 netprofm
    svchost.exe                   2948 SEMgrSvc
    svchost.exe                   3116 WinHttpAutoProxySvc
    svchost.exe                   3356 SSDPSRV
    svchost.exe                   3404 AppXSvc
    svchost.exe                   3456 Themes
    svchost.exe                   3464 SysMain
    svchost.exe                   3480 EventSystem
    svchost.exe                   3588 SENS
    svchost.exe                   3820 AudioEndpointBuilder
    svchost.exe                   3828 FontCache
    svchost.exe                   4040 CDPUserSvc_4efdf
    svchost.exe                   4048 BluetoothUserService_4efdf
    svchost.exe                   2420 Audiosrv
    svchost.exe                   3284 WpnUserService_4efdf
    svchost.exe                   3176 DusmSvc
    svchost.exe                   2836 Wcmsvc
    svchost.exe                   4100 TokenBroker
    svchost.exe                   4356 BFE, mpssvc
    svchost.exe                   4476 Winmgmt
    svchost.exe                   4720 TabletInputService
    svchost.exe                   4728 iphlpsvc
    svchost.exe                   4868 WlanSvc
    svchost.exe                   5184 ShellHWDetection
    svchost.exe                   5420 CDPSvc
    svchost.exe                   5736 hns
    svchost.exe                   5768 LanmanServer
    svchost.exe                   5916 nvagent
    svchost.exe                   5924 LanmanWorkstation
    svchost.exe                   5932 cbdhsvc_4efdf
    svchost.exe                   6064 CryptSvc
    svchost.exe                   6208 AppHostSvc
    svchost.exe                   6440 DiagTrack
    svchost.exe                   6512 DPS
    svchost.exe                   6756 IKEEXT
    svchost.exe                   7044 W3SVC, WAS
    svchost.exe                   7108 SstpSvc
    svchost.exe                   7124 TapiSrv
    svchost.exe                   3264 CmService
    svchost.exe                   7176 stisvc
    svchost.exe                   7464 TrkWks
    svchost.exe                   8120 WdiServiceHost
    svchost.exe                  12420 wscsvc
    svchost.exe                  12984 LicenseManager
    svchost.exe                  14836 WpnService
    svchost.exe                  14852 W32Time
    svchost.exe                   6504 PcaSvc
    svchost.exe                  10188 OneSyncSvc_4efdf,
                                       UnistoreSvc_4efdf, UserDataSvc_4efdf
    svchost.exe                  10040 FDResPub
    svchost.exe                   4888 NcdAutoSetup
    svchost.exe                  17248 Appinfo
    svchost.exe                  19820 BDESVC
    svchost.exe                  21664 Netman
    svchost.exe                  18760 NetSetupSvc
    svchost.exe                   1460 PhoneSvc
    svchost.exe                  23784 UsoSvc
    svchost.exe                  23912 WinRM
    svchost.exe                  24532 upnphost
    svchost.exe                  19540 DoSvc
    svchost.exe                  22128 StorSvc
    svchost.exe                  16860 BITS
    svchost.exe                  10400 NgcSvc
    svchost.exe                  24748 NgcCtnrSvc
    svchost.exe                  13848 RasMan
    svchost.exe                  18676 SDRSVC
    svchost.exe                  11396 WdiSystemHost

    • Edited by rocketjetz Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:13 PM
    Thursday, April 4, 2019 8:41 PM
  • Hi,

    Based on the complexity and the specific situation,  I would suggest you contact Microsoft Customer Support and Services where more in-depth investigation can be done so that you would get a more satisfying explanation and solution to this issue. In addition, if the issue has been proved as system flaw, the consulting fee would be refund. You may find phone number for your region accordingly from the link below:

    Global Customer Service phone numbers 



    Best Regards,


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    Friday, April 12, 2019 2:34 AM