RRAS is an acronym for Routing and Remote Access Service, which is a Microsoft API and software which allows administration of routing and remote access capabilities of the operating system.

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RRAS VPN - Clients don't receive DNS suffix

I've setup a VPN connection using RRAS on Windows Server 2008 and clients are able to connect through the firewall. However, RRAS is not assigning a DNS suffix to the clients when they connect. I ...
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RRAS vs. Open VPN [closed]

Performance wise, which is better, RRAS or OpenVPN? I'm thinking of moving to a new server but if I do, then I'll have to ditch RRAS, and switch to OpenVPN.. So back to my original question "...
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RRAS with DHCP when the IP pool is on a different subnet

I run a small business network and the last couple of days I have been setting up some equipment to add VPN capabilities to our network. I've got the following set up: Windows 2008 R2 with RRAS - ...
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Using RRAS to route network traffic through a VPN to the internet

I was hoping someone could help me setup a RRAS server to provide the following functionality. CLIENT --> RRAS SERVER --> VPN --> INTERNET I've managed to get the client talking through the RRAS ...
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Hyper-V Test Bed for Forefront TMG 2010 Networking Issues

I am trying to set up a Server 2008 R2 test bed for a Forefront TMG 2010 deployment and I can't seem to get the networking configured correctly. The set up is as follows: Hyper-V Host has two NICs, ...
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RRAS won’t start with 8007042a or event ID 7024, aka the “routing remote access unable to load Iprtrmgr.dll”

History: The history of this error, which has mostly gone unsolved, dates back to Windows 2000. Platforms affected: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server 2008, Server 2003 R2, Server 2003, Server 2000 (both ...
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L2TP Site to Site VPN issues

I have a windows 2008 r2 server that needs to establish a VPN connection to a remote VPN server. We're using the L2TP protocol with a pre-shared key. I initially used the New Demand Dial interface ...
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Microsoft RAS or NAP to assign VLAN per user credentials

I need to provide remote network access that is restricted depending on the user that dials in (i.e. different users are placed on different VLANs). I will then implement firewall security (on a ...
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Is L2TP preshared key anywhere stored in plaintext on w2k8?

Some time ago I have configured l2tp vpn server on w2k8 rras that uses preshared key. Now I am trying to setup another client but the key that I have documented does not seem to be correct. I have ...
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Copying compressed files from Server 2008 R2 network share to XP client via VPN fails

At the first sight the question looks similar to this one. I have experienced an odd behavior while trying to copy a certain file from Windows Server 2008 R2 network share to Windows XP Professional ...
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share one vpn connection through windows rras with other clients

I'm having a Cisco VPN connection to access our branch office. Since several people using the VPN I'm planing to install the VPN client on one of our server and share it through RRAS to save the ...
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Windows 2003 server RRAS on VPC

I'm trying to setup a L2TP VPN server(to give user access on to all my VPN instance) on a Windows 2003 instance running on my VPC. While trying to enable RRAS I'm getting error, "less than two network ...
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What steps can I follow to diagnose why PPTP VPN (rasClient) has suddenly stopped connecting?

I use my a Windows Server 2008 R2 workstation as a VPN client to a Windows 2003 RRAS VPN host. It has worked flawlessly for many months. All of sudden, rasClient stops connecting and throws: Error ...
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Windows 2008 Standard 64bit only have VPN & Dial Up options in Routing and Remote Access Server Setup Wizard

System: Windows 2008 SP2 Standard Version 64Bit Network Card: only 1 Object: Set up VPN Guide: http://blog.thesysadmins.co.uk/server-2008-r2-pptp-vpn-with-1-nic.html Problem: How come I can only ...
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Changing Forefront TMG VPN Certificate

I need to change my TMG server from an old VPN server certificate to a new one due to changing my internal CA structure. Where the heck do I do that? I don't see any certificate references in TMG ...
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Accessing machine by name in a Windows 2003 RRAS VPN not working as required

I have a Windows 2003 RRAS VPN with two clients (both running Windows 7). The VPN works as expected, except that I am unable to access any of the three machines in the network using their Windows ...
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Routing and Remote Access Service won't start after full disk

The HDD of the server was out of disk space, and after a reboot, RRAS won't start anymore on my 2008 R2 server. Error Details: Log Name: System Source: RemoteAccess Date: 2/5/...
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What is solicited network traffic and what is unsolicited network traffic?

I've recently read a Microsoft Technet article on how Windows Firewall works. The author of the article uses concepts like 'solicited network traffic' and 'unsolicited network traffic' for a machine. ...
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Windows remote access server (PPTP) advertised routes

How does a routing and remote access server pick up routes to advertise to clients, and where can a list of routes being provided be reviewed? One of our users is reporting that the server is ...
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RRAS won't route with a /23, but will with two /24

I've had a route in Windows Server 2008 R2 RRAS that's been working for a long time, which is 192.168.100.0/24. The network on the other side of that link recently added a new subnet, 192.168.101.0/...
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RRAS multiple different external IPs

I have a Windows 2008 RRAS server with 4 external IP's. Is it possible within RRAS to send outbound traffic through each external IP address once I'm connected to the VPN on that specific IP address? ...
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Windows Server 2008 DHCP with RRAS

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 which is a member of a domain, but is placed in a remote location. The server is directly connected to Internet. Clients need to access a particular insecure TCP ...
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Route Server 08 R2 VPN (PPTP) traffic to two subnets (public & private)

I recently transitioned our VPN server from a Windows Server '03 box to '08 R2, both using built-in Routing and Remote Access for PPTP connections. Our firewall has a rule that forwards traffic from a ...
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Windows 2003 vs Windows 2008 VPN

I'm having trouble to figure out something that Microsoft changed from Win 2003->2008 VPN. This is my setup: office #1 subnet #1: 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0 subnet #2: 10.202.0.0/255.255.0.0 ...
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Do I really need RRAS for serving a PPTP connection?

Setting up PPTP has been a pain so far in Windows Server 2003. I've already tried creating a new network connection, which creates some kind of network adapter for "Incoming connections", which ...
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Is it possible to use RRAS to create a tunnel over same subnet

I would like to setup some form of secure tunnel between servers on the same lan. We are currently using rackspace for cloud hosting, and would like to secure all communications over the 'private' ...
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Is it possible to have an account login more than once to Windows Server 2k3 VPN (RRAS)?

I'm creating an account for one of our support vendors to be able to login to VPN on our Windows 2003 AD domain. There may be multiple engineers logging in to the network, so is there a way to have a ...
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Why would NPS suddenly stop authenticating users?

We use a computer running Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) with the RRAS and NPS roles to authenticate users for VPN and wireless access over RADIUS. This configuration has been working great for more ...
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Moving to DHCP relay with our Cisco routers and Windows 2008. How to transition smoothly?

We currently have a pretty simple setup. We have a 2008 Windows Server using DHCP for our clients. We have a remote site that has 10 people. The remote site currently get their IPs from the router, ...
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No DNS resolving with VPN (RRAS)

I have a RRAS server setup on a Windows 2003 machine with two NIC's. The VPN works like a charm, I can ping all the other computers on the network. But it fails when I try to access resources with ...
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Can't connect to RRAS server remotely

I have a Windows Server 2003 with RRAS (1 NIC) configured. It works like a charm when I connect to the VPN server directly on the same LAN. But it fails when I try to connect to it from the WAN. So ...
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Routing between two subnets on Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows Server 2008 box. One interface is on a VPN (5.140.164.156/8) and one is on the local netowrk (192.168.1.253/24) I have enabled RRAS and on a different machine on my LAN I have added a ...
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RRAS VPN Issues - Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to setup a VPN on a new Windows Server 2008 R2 box that is running Hyper-V. I have setup the VPN using the RRAS and can connect to this VPN from my PC - however I can't access any ...
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Single NIC VPN Setup on Server 2008 R2 and RRAS

Is it possible to set up a VPN server on a machine running Server 2008 R2, when you only have one NIC? I'm trying to connect to my server with the following setup Windows 7 -> Internet -> Linksys ...
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VPN client has severe intermittent connectivity issue with Windows 2008 RRAS server, but NOT with the other remote servers

I have a Windows 2008 server setup in the cloud as a RRAS running VPN access and NAT. It is joined to a domain controller also running in the cloud. A Windows 7 VPN client connects using SSTP to the ...
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Windows Server 2008 VPN creates a DNS record and breaks server access for internal clients

We have a server running Windows Server 2008. It runs DC, DNS etc and has RRAS configured. Users can VPN OK, with no issues. Under normal operation server can be found at .3, however once a VPN user ...
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Hyper-v Internal Network - No internet Access

I am trying to setup a virtual network in Hyper-V to give my VM internet access. I have created an internal and external network, and I see both connections inside of the Network Connections manager. ...
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VirtualBox, client can't connect to Windows server 2008 (2 NIC's)

I have a virutal environment as follows: a Windows server 2008 with two NIC's. One NIC is connected to internel 'LAN' and the other to 'LAN2'. Roles: DHCP, AD, DNS and RRAS. a Windows 7 client. The ...
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RAS log analyzer (PPTP / L2TP VPN)

I'm looking for a free log analyzer for windows 2003 RAS logs, specifically VPN logs. My goal is to determine how many times a particular user connects. I googled of course and found 100s of links, ...
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Can't VPN into WS2008R2

I am a new administrator to Windows Server 2008 R2. I am trying to set up a VPN connection to my server with not much luck. Thus far I can connect to my server with a VPN PPTP connection but I ...
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2008r2 RRAS VPN issue due to poor domain naming. Any ideas?

We have a domain with 900+ clients and 250+ workstations that has the name of the domain the same as it's public domain name (we'll call it example.org). I'm trying to set up RRAS VPN, and it works ...
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Static IPv4 tunnel with Windows Server 2008

Is it possible to create any sort of plain (IPv4, non-ipsec) static tunnel interface using only components of Windows server? Any protocol will do as long as there is reasonable linux support for the ...
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Getting error when trying to connect to home VPN server

I have setup a RRAS server on my AD machine running WS2008R2. When I set the RRAS to use a static IP pool, I can connect from my VPN just fine (I'm connecting from the built-in VPN client in Windows 7)...
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Starting RRAS service blocks RDP access to RRAS server on internal interface? (2008 R2)

Has anyone else seen this behavior? I have a VPN server (Win2008 R2) with two network interfaces; RRAS is configured on the 'external' interface, and I am RDP'ed into the 'internal' interface. As ...
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Can a Windows DirectAccess Server also be a RRAS server?

We are upgrading our domain to Windows server 2008 R2 and I was wondering if anyone here has ever tried to make a directaccess server run RRAS so that you could also support standard VPN clients as ...
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Using RRAS to bridge two networks

I have the following setup: Server A has two NIC's - one connected to each switch. Server B just has a NIC connected to the internal switch. Server A and Server B can both ping each other. But ...
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RRAS VPN server on 2008R2 — two subnets, how do I use DHCP?

This should be a relatively straightforward RRAS VPN setup, but I'm not getting the behavior I want. I have two subnets, a Prod Server subnet and a Client subnet. Both are publicly routable. I have ...
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block DHCP from reaching home router via RRAS Server 2003

Am struggling to get my head around this issue and feel I am missing something obvious or may have approached this in the wrong way and would be grateful of all help. I have an ESXi server ...
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Windows 2003 - RAS service - VPN client can only connect to server, not internal network

Here is my diagram http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/263/vpnt.png/ Server has two NIC: One connect to Internet, one connect to internal network. RAS service is configured with static IP pool on the ...
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Windows Server (SBS) 2008 - Telephony service won't start (missing permissions)

I am running a SBS 2008 server. It's setup as the domain controller for the network. After a reboot, the Telephony service (and all services that depend on it) refuses to start under the Network ...