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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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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Multicast Packets do not Reach all VPN Clients

I am trying to setup a PPTP VPN using RRAS on Server 2008 R2. I've got RRAS setup and working, and clients can connect to it using Windows XP or Windows 7 (my two target platforms.) However, my ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 missing PPP adapter - where are the clients supposed to connect to?

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box. It has one NIC, with the address 192.168.0.2. We set up RRAS, enabled VPN protocols, and told it to use a static address pool, 192.168.0.224-239. On our router, ...
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VPN server setup on a 2008 R2 Hyper-V VPS

I am renting a Windows 2008 R2 VPS (Hyper-V). It has 1 network adapter which has a public IP statically assigned. I wish to allow incoming VPN connections, so that I can access SMB for a central file ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 RRAS VPN client routing

Our company network is 10.0.0.0/24 (not /8 as the class suggests, this wasn't my decision, and sadly can't be changed). We set up an RRAS VPN server. Windows 7 clients are advised to be set up not to ...
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RRAS on Win2k8 has bound to additional IP address 443 - how to stop?

I have Apache 2.2 running Subversion on my Win2k8 box. This has been setup for a few years like this. The server has 1x NIC, with 2x IP addresses assigned, eg: 192.168.1.50 192.168.1.51 The ...
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What is a “remote access profile” in RAS?

I am trying to understand how RRAS and NPS work together so I can see if it would make sense to implement the two in our environment and I see references in one of the Sybex books using the term ...
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Disable Windows Firewall (on server) for VPN-Connected Clients

I'm working with a friend who is having an issue with failed RDP hacking attempts eating up bandwidth on his server. His server is a Windows Server 2008 R2 box which is directly connected to the ...
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How to route all packets through Windows web server 2008?

I have the following sitiuation I have dedicated server with IP 85.25.148.23/255.255.255.0 GW 85.25.148.1 running windows web server 2008 I installed VMware on it having linux centos OS I found a ...
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Windows 2003 VPN can't connect to some Computers

Scenario: Windows 2003: RAS as VPN Server 1 LAN Adapter as "Internet Connection" 192.168.2.101 Router ports to PPTP Oppened 1 LAN Adapter as "LAN Connection" 192.168.2.102 The two adapters are ...
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After enbaling VPN/NAT on 2008 R2 direct access to server is blocked (RDP, FTP,…)

After setting up VPN with NAT over RRAS configuration menu in windows server 2008 R2, direct access to server is blocked. Does anybody know why is this happening? How to enable RDP, FTP, and other ...
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After NAT how to setup VPN in windows server 2008 r2?

We have one windows server 2008 R2 with about 10 Hyper-V virtual machines. We've used wizard that comes when you enable RRAS to setup NAT, so that virtual machines can connect to internet (and to ...
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How do I fix Hyper-V Guest OS connectivity problems through RRAS/NAT?

I have a Hyper-V host machine with NAT set up for my guest virtual machine. At a client site, the host connects to a wireless network through a cert (and then there's a proxy to access the extranet). ...
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Configuring RRAS and network settings on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a brand new Windows server 2008 R2, which I want to configure for one of our branch offices connected by a permanent VPN link. I have configured RRAS before but this time I am having a few ...
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How can I configure Windows Server 2003 to route to each other using VPN?

I'm using two Windows Server 2003 machines. Our professor asked us to have the two routers communicate with one another via VPN. Here's a diagram of the setup: Is there a tutorial online you ...
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Route through site-to-site VPN not working

I'm trying to set up a site-to-site VPN using RRAS on two 2K8r2 servers since yesterday. The connection is working at this point, but I can't get it to send traffic from one site to the other one. ...
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Trouble printing to local printer when connected to VPN with split-tunneling enabled

I'm a volunteer network admin for a multi-tenant non-profit office space. One of our new tenants uses a VPN to connect to remote resources using RRAS and Small Business Server 2008. They also have a ...
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RRAS on 2008R2 with routing and NAT

I am looking for advise to set up a Windows 2008R2 based router with NAT functionality. My current network consists of a few subnets (reserved + real ip addresses), e.g. 10.20.30.0/24, 10.20.40.0/24 ...
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RRAS VPN on windows 2k3 AD, can access rras server only

I'm setting up a test lab and here is the current configuration: 192.168.86.201 - a windows 2003 machine acting as PDC with AD/DNS/DHCP/WINS. 192.168.86.62 - windows 2003 machine is the RRAS server ...
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Routing a PPTP client and VMware Server instance running on the same box

I have a Windows 2003 SBS box. It has 2 physical NIC's: WAN and LAN. The WAN is a public IP. The LAN is a simple 192.168.2.x subnet with Microsoft DHCP Server. Microsoft Routing and Remote Access ...
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Hyper-V VM Lab + RRAS + RDP

My background is primarily .NET Development with some System Administration skills. I'm trying to set up a VM Lab for me to test System Applications I'm developing but I've only ever done System ...
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RRAS Svr on win 2003 provides same gateway as the ip to vpn clients and subnet as 255.255.255.255

I've setup a RRAS Svr on win 2003 svr, to provide VPN access to clients. I've followed all directions in microsoft documentation to finish the setup. A VPN client successfully connects when I ...
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Cannot connect to a VPN server - authentication failed with error code 691

When trying to connect to a VPN server, I get the 691 error code on the client, which say: Error Description: 691: The remote connection was denied because the user name and password ...
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Cannot Ping a server after configuring the Routing and Remote Access Services

After configuring the Routing and Remote Access Services to be a both VPN and NAT service, I cannot ping that server anymore from the external side. But when I configure it to be just a VPN server, or ...
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Windows 2008 Routing and Remote access server - access to the internet

I have a windows 2008 r2 remote access server set up and running. The remote access works fine. My problem is that the remote access server itself doesn't have access to the internet. The box has two ...
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VPN troubleshooting

I have a user that is having trouble VPN to the office. What are you top troubleshooting things to try to find out where the problem is. The error the user is getting is Error 806 - a connection ...
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SSTP VPN Windows Server 2008 - Clients can't access Internet Through the VPN

I have setup a SSTP VPN connect and it is assigning the local IP address to the client, e.g. 192.168.0.10. The server has two NICs, private and public. The private is on a 10.180.x.x IP address and ...
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Server 2003 Natting and dual Nics

Ok guys Im sure this is a pretty simple solution but im not exactly sure what the answer may be. I have setup a lab. 6 server 2003 Standard installs and 1 server 2008 install. I have 2 Dcs and the ...
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VPN DHCP addressing

Got a situation where a VPN connection is being sporadic in its routing. Its a Windows Server 2003 environment, and the server is handling both DHCP and RRAS. When I look in DHCP, not all of the ...
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Assistance on setup to Connect an offsite server to the LAN via RRAS VPN - Server 2008 R2

I have an office LAN protected using a Zyxel Zywall USG 300. I've set up an L2TP/ipsec VPN on that which accepts connections using a shared secret and I've tested this from multiple clients. I have a ...
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RAS server using SIP/h323?

We currently have a few modems (using standard POTS lines from the telco) connected to a server 2003 box running RRAS for remote access connections (mainly remote data pushes). We also have a Cisco ...
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Intermittently failing PPTP VPN connections

I'm two weeks in as the System Administrator at a midsize manufacturing company with executives and sales staff who make heavy use of remote access. From almost the day I arrived, I started getting ...
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When connected to Windows VPN and I do an nslookup it shows the DNS server's IP but name is unknown

When I connect to my RRAS VPN I am having an issue where the VPN clients can ping/connect to servers by IP and their FQDN but not by their basic hostname. When I did an nslookup on a VPN client it ...
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When connected to Windows VPN (RRAS) I'm able to ping by FQDN but not Hostname

I'm sure there must be some sort of setting that I need to change but I'm not sure what it is. The VPN clients are using their local gateway and not the remote gateway. For instance: I can connect ...
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When I connect to our Windows VPN, my Outlook client loses it's connection

The title basically says it all, but I will elaborate. I have my Outlook client setup to use the Outlook Anywhere feature. This works fine when not connected to our VPN. However, when I connect to ...
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Reverse NAT Setup for Hyper-V on Win 2008 R2

I'm trying to setup a Linux server behind a Windows Hyper-V host that will help supply some of the services (SSH, HTTPS, etc). However getting RRAS configured for reverse NAT (port forwarding) turned ...