Found a similar issue here but involved Hyper-V VM's and Host.

In my case i sense something bizarre.

I've established a connection using only PPTP built-in windows connection between two points. Everything seems to be working, from the client i can access the router and other machines of the remote network just fine, problem is i can't access the very same computer that is providing me with the VPN tunnel connection.

Wait for it, i'll make it worse: i can't ping the windows machine where i've set the VPN server, can't access its own shared folder either, but when i open MSSQL Studio i can connect to its database! Basically i can't even ping the address but when i try to connect from studio using\sqlinstance it connects no problem.

I appreciate any help you can provide, i don't know what i'm missing tbh...?

TLDR: windows -> windows PPTP, can access network all around but the very single windows pc that's providing me the access tunnel.


Just in case, did you try disabling the firewall on RRAS server?

  • port 1723 tcp, both in and out. – Cardeiro Aug 17 '16 at 16:40
  • I meant disabling the firewall completely. It would show if it's a firewall issue or not. – Mer Aug 17 '16 at 17:22
  • Tested with barenaked firewall, still no progress... Oh and i'll add one more into the pile, small detail i forgot to mention: the troublesome-pc-vpn-server is able to connect (files, ping, etc) just fine to the client pc using the VPN – Cardeiro Aug 18 '16 at 8:41

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