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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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comment How to route traffic over an active VPN tunnel by domain name?
I need more low-level information. At some point a VPN adapter or driver must process the traffic for encyrption and then route it to the VPN server's IP address on a specific port. What I don't understand is why Windows gives two different IP addresses to two different VPNs, but only routes traffic to one VPN reguardless of which of the two IP addresses I use. Is it some kind of bug? Then there is the problem of it treating the mapped folder connection differently depending on whether a domain name or IP address is used.
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comment How to get the specs of a server?
The OS varies. Currently Windows Server 2008 and 2012 Datacenter 64-bit. I would prefer an answer that either works with VMware virtual hosts in general (in which case the OS wouldn't matter), or an approach that would work for various operating systems, such as a multi-platform tool. I'm not sure whether the most detailed specs would be available from within the virtual hosting infrastructure such as through the VMware Client or if more information would be available only within the host OS itself, due to like... availability of drivers affecting emulated clock speed.
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comment How to get the specs of a server?
That's useful, although even after selecting all available fields, it doesn't provide the clock speed of the CPU. The EVC Mode comes closest providing the name of the CPU, but not the clock speed, so even this approach is a bit lacking, and wouldn't work as a general solution for getting the specs quickly and easily.
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comment Alternative method of viewing a database diagram in SQL Server to see what tables have gone missing?
If it doesn't get answered here (to those of you who like to close good questions), I've already propagated this question to the ends of the internet. For example, read the copy here: social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/…
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comment Alternative method of viewing a database diagram in SQL Server to see what tables have gone missing?
Why the close vote? How is this not a supremely legitimate question to ask about how to work around a serious flaw, a problem experienced by many, in a major database engine? SURELY, hundreds if not thousands of people have encountered this issue, and having a solution or workaround here would benefit many.