Server 2003 VPN blocking access to non-domain machines

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by tprebble, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. tprebble

    tprebble Guest

    I'm running a Windows Server 2003 machine at the office that's acting
    as a VPN and also provides a backup for Active Directory, DNS, and

    For some reason, however, when I'm connected to the VPN, I can't access
    any of the machines on the remote network that aren't a part of the
    domain to which I authenticated. And by access, I mean simple stuff
    like pinging them or trying to hit web servers that are being hosted on
    them - nothing that should actually require domain level

    When I'm at the office on the local LAN, all that stuff works fine. If,
    from home, I terminal into a domain authenticated machine on the remote
    network, I can then ping the non-domain machines from there.

    So, the following works: Home -> VPN -> Remote Domain Authenticated
    Machine -> Non-Domain Machine

    And this does not: Home -> VPN -> Non-Domain Machine

    I've been trying to figure this out all day and am stumped. Any ideas?
    I have added the machine to DNS and the name resolves (I get the right
    IP address returned to me), but no traffic is being allowed through to
    that IP. Is there something in the VPN setup that would restrict
    access to only those machines in WINS or in AD? If so, is there a way
    to disable that?

    Thanks for any help on this!

    -- Trav
    tprebble, Apr 1, 2005
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  2. tprebble

    Bill Grant Guest

    Making a VPN connection is not the same thing as doing a domain logon.
    All that it does is set up an IP connection. If you want to actually do a
    domain login, set the client to the "logon using a dialup connection"

    If you do a local login at home, then set up a VPN to the office, the
    credentials you are using are those of your local login, not your domain
    Bill Grant, Apr 2, 2005
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