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AD and VPN in W2K

AD and VPN in W2K

AD and VPN in W2K

I have two Win2K servers: one is on a domain and the other independent of the domain.  They are both connected to the same switch.  If I make a VPN connection to the server with the domain, I am able to ping and view the network behind it.  If I VPN to the stand alone server then I am unable to ping the network behind it.

The stand alone server does not have AD and is not a DC and is not part of a domain.  I am also unable to see any shared directories on this server.  I am able to make a successful VPN connection, but unable to access anything beyond it.

Am I correct in assuming that in order for VPN to work successfully I must have AD active and must be signing on to a domain.  If this is so I will upgrade this server to a child of the domain server and I guess I am home free.

Appreciate any help from anyone that shed some light on this.



RE: AD and VPN in W2K

No, you don't have to have AD installed.

RE: AD and VPN in W2K

Well every which way I try I can seem to connect to the network behind the VPN server.  I can connect to the VPN server w/o a Domain being present but not to anything beyond it.  I activated AD and crerated a domain (DC or a child) and now everything works fine.  I bought another W2K server and fiddled with not having AD present or a Domain present and still it seems to hold true that AD & Domain must exist for you to be able to see the network behind the server you are making a VPN connection to.  Now if I create a new W2K server and make it join an existing Domain then everything seems fine as well.  So Domain & AD must exist but it does not have to be on the VPN server.  The VPN server can be part of or a memeber of an existing Domain.


RE: AD and VPN in W2K

I didn't have AD installed and Saw the domain just fine.  I installed netbeui and opened the ports thru my firewall and all is great.

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