PPTP Not Listening On Port 1723 After Sleep Or Hibernation RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    After I updated Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 the system stops processing PPTP incoming connections after sleep or hibernation.  The problem disappears after reboot (very repeatable).

    Process System (PID 4) does not open port 1723.  There are no records in the logs.  Restarting the service "Routing and Remote Access" does not solve the problem.  Reinstallation of the OS doesn't solve the problem.  As stated above, the only way to resolve the problem is to reboot.

    This has been driving me crazy for last few hours until I figured out where the process is breaking down.  I think this is an OS bug.  It's past my level of knowledge, and I don't have a work around.  Any assistance is appreciated.

    One last note - I have seen a couple of posts where individuals have reported the same issue when they upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.  Doesn't seem coincidental!

    • Edited by party of 5 Saturday, January 9, 2016 3:43 PM
    Saturday, January 9, 2016 3:42 PM

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  •   Why would you have sleep or hibernation enabled on a remote access server? What happens if a client tries to connect while the server is asleep or hibernated?


    Saturday, January 9, 2016 11:30 PM
  • It's my home server and I don't want it spinning the hard drives and consuming power when not needed.  When I access the server remotely, it wakes up, I do the needed work, and then it goes back to sleep.  I don't understand how your response is related to correcting the problem in the OS, other than running the box 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

    Sunday, January 10, 2016 10:41 PM
  • I have the same issue in Windows 10 Pro. Why this isn't solved for more than two years?
    Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:13 AM