I have two different networks in two different offices interconnected using OpenVPN. The windows 2003 server (AD) on one network can now talk to all the machines in the main network where OPENVPN server is running on (This is based on Linux environment which I am more comfortable with configuring) however, I am struggling to figure out why bridging using Windows 2003 method between two NICs (one of which is TAP-32 Adapter) is not working for me.
The Windows 2003 has 1 NIC for the local network 192.168.16.0/24 and the OPENVPN TAP adapter which is on 192.168.5.0/20 but everytime I bridge the two adapters, both networks are being dropped.
Would I need to do something special on ESX to enable bridging becaused based on this tutorial ( http://www.pavelec.net/adam/openvpn/bridge/ ) on how to enable bridging - it should be straight forward but, it doesnt do the trick for me. The bridge is created but no traffic flows