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May
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comment Prevent Windows Server 2012 from forcing a reboot after updates
It's 2015, my system is up to date, I still see no option under windows update settings titled "Don't start a countdown when I log in". This is an epic fail.
May
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comment Prevent Windows Server 2012 from forcing a reboot after updates
This is the stupidest behavior I've ever seen in regards to automatic updates. It will actually wait for you to log in, then start a countdown timer that will force a reboot. So if you log in to do something, it basically sets a time bomb on your work window. This is almost at stupid as how the "shut down" command does the opposite and prevents a shut down by telling you to not turn off your machine because it installs updates; meanwhile the "shutdown without installing updates" command is hidden in the ctrl-alt-delete menu. It makes no sense.
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Mar
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revised How to route traffic over an active VPN tunnel by domain name?
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Mar
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comment How to route traffic over an active VPN tunnel by domain name?
I figured it out. I had to assign different subnets in the IPv4 routing services of the server in order to ensure the servers got different addresses. My first server allocates addresses in the subnet 192.168.1/24 and the other one allocates addresses in the subnet 192.168.2/24, which results in them getting different server IPv4 addresses (e.g. 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.2.1). I can now address them independently, the firewall is set up to allow sharing protocols only from those IP addresses, and everything is working fine. No 3rd party software required.
Mar
24
comment How to route traffic over an active VPN tunnel by domain name?
I also find that if I disconnect the two VPNs and connect only 1, when I try to connect to 192.168.1.1 again, explorer times out. If I run diagnostics on it, it says "file and print sharing resource (192.168.1.1) is online but itsn't responding to connection attempts). Originally I was getting that when I had to firewall restricted to the local subnet, but that's all resolved. This issues seems to stem from windows not keeping track of stuff right and leaving connections open and caching paths and rendering them invalid once you start connecting and disconnecting to different networks.
Mar
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comment How to route traffic over an active VPN tunnel by domain name?
When I click the network icon in the taskbar, and view the status of each VPN connection on the client they show independent "Client IPv4 address" (192.168.1.101 and 192.168.1.102), which are assigned statically to my user account on each respective server under the dial-in tab of the user account settings in computer management). The destination addresses show the two independent WAN addresses of the servers. But the "Server IPv4" addresses are both 192.168.1.1. So there's no way for me to target one or the other, and somehow the 101 and 102 addresses end up pointing to the same server.
Mar
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comment How to route traffic over an active VPN tunnel by domain name?
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012, the built-in Routing and Remote Access VPN; they are virtually identical, and I've been using both of them for a while now. There is no third-party VPN software involved.
Mar
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comment How to route traffic over an active VPN tunnel by domain name?
Suppose I have to set up the routes manually. The problem is that Windows is assigning the same Server IPv4 address to both VPN connections, so I cannot target one VPN separate from the other. I'm really looking for someone who knows how to set up 2 VPNs in Windows 7 and how to route traffic to one or the other (e.g. where to look in the VPN's status window for the correct IP address to use).
Mar
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comment How to route traffic over an active VPN tunnel by domain name?
My VPN client is Windows 7; it's built-in.