I am a new system administrator and I am having trouble getting a remote vpn connection to work properly. I have spent many many hours trying to resolve with no luck. I am trying to set up a vpn for my business. I followed Microsoft's instructions on how to setup the server and client VPN. I followed the instructions with no issues. I am able to vpn into the server or at least my remote client connection says I am connected. I can remotely ping the printers, router, and clients throught the vpn connection. This tells me I am getting a successful vpn connection to the server LN. However, I cannot see any of the server shares. I am using windows explorer and I click the network tab. I presume that I should be able to see the vpn or server however I do not see anything. Is there something I am doing wrong to view the remote vpn server shares?
My configurationg is a pass through cable modem connected to my server and a wireless router. The router is connected to a switch which is connected to all the clients and printers. The server has a dual nic card with one connection going to the cable modem as described earlier and the other connected to the lan switch.
I installed RRAS utilizing the install wizard. I enabled IPv4 Router with "Local area network(LAN) routing only", IPv4 Remote access server, Windows Authentication, and Static address pool with addresses 192.168.0.200 through 192.168.0.209. The LAN router is set up to provide DHCP addressing for the lan but I wanted to use the static pool just in case. The server lan nic connection is set up for a static ip address, 192.168.0.199, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 with no default gateway address. The DNS server addresses are set up with my ISP DNS's. I have not installed anything else on the server. Like I said I can remotely access the router and printer resources using internet explorer and the devices IP addresses. I can remotely ping all of the resources on the lan -- clients, printers, routers, etc. However, I cannot see any of the servers network shares. Am I missing some server installation component? Am I using Windows Explorer correctly?