I have vpn site to site (pptp) with two Windows Server 2003.
Site A :
Domain controller 1 - 192.168.2.2 (contoso.com)
Domain controller 2 -192.168.2.3 (contoso.com)
RRAS A - 192.168.2.8
site B :
Windows server 2008 - 192.168.1.2 gateway 192.168.1.1 DNS 192.168.2.2 - 192.168.2.3
RRAS B - 192.168.1.1 DNS 192.168.2.2 - 192.168.2.3
Site B clients can ping the clients from Site A
Site A clients can ping the clients from site B
When I do a “nslookup contoso.com” from RRAS B its work
But when I try nslookup from Windows Server 2008 it fails to do the resolution "DNS request timed out.
could you help me to resolve this problem, because Windows server 2008 must become domain controller for contoso.com
- Changed type Tiger LiMicrosoft employee Thursday, May 24, 2012 9:25 AM
Thanks for posting here.
What about other host in siteB subnet which has same network settings ? get same result ? According to the symptoms , this server seems has connectivity issue to remote DNS server , could you show us the route print result from this problematic Windows Server 2008 host here ? Besides , have we also verify the firewall inbound and outbound rules on both side ?
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I believe it's a static route issue. Here are my notes on it. I hope you find them helpful.
Configure VPN Tunnel using RRAS and no TMG, a demand dial VPN, Site to Site VPN, LAN to LAN, Router to Router, or whatever you want to call it, by any other name, it's the same - you want to connect to offices together securely.
It's possible to create a site-to-site VPN using just RRAS but you have to be very careful with setting it up. The static routes which route traffic from one site to the other must bind properly to the demand-dial interfaces when the connection is made. You have to set this up manually. Only when this happens will the routing work between sites. Each site must have a static route to the other site through the VPN connection.
The following link is an excellent write-up from a poster that had trouble with setting up a Site to Site L2TP VPN with two Windows 2008 server with a certificate from his own Certificate Authority. He finally got it working. He took the time to document and screenshot every step for anyone else that has problems setting it up.
Step by Step - Site to Site or Router to Router VPN Server 2008 on SkyDrive:
Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Up a PPTP-based Site-to-Site VPN Connection in a Test Lab
Windows 2003 L2TP-based router-to-router VPN deployment
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