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Can't Accsess Server Resources over VPN but can ping server and communicate with other devices on network

    Question

  • I'm trying to set up a VPN network on server 2012 R2. So I can get remote access to some company resources to employees who don't work in the office.

       -What I've done / works

          Setup a VPN for users to dial in (PPTP), I can log in to the network and ping computers on the network

          I can access my personal computer's resources via the vpn / login

          VPN IP is assigned dynamically by the server acting as the router

          I can ping my server

          When plugged into the network locally I can access the server via the network

          Forward / opened port for the VPN

          I have disabled fire wall / network security software to see if either were blocking traffic

      -What I can't do that I need to

         I cannot access my servers resources over the vpn; I can ping it






    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:36 PM

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  • cannot access my servers resources over the vpn

    What resources? How are you trying?

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:40 PM
  • Files on one of the hard drives. VPN: file explorer or map network drive \\networkIP

    I can access my personal PC this way. VPN: file explorer \\MyPCIP

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:46 PM
  • What happens when you try? Sounds like a DNS issue. Might compare ipconfig /all of local versus remote connection.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:51 PM
  • The DNS on the client and server match and is assigned by the server. Net BIOS over TCIP is enabled. On my client I have tried it with and without the option to register the connection / use DNS suffix in registration.
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:01 PM
  • It could be something unrelated to VPN is broken or misconfigured with active directory domain services. I'd suggest starting a support case here with product support.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hub/4343728/support-for-business

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:10 PM
  • thanks for the help!
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:15 PM
  • You're welcome.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:16 PM