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    Windows Server 2003 VPN issue

    I set up an in-house network (wired via a hub) and it works fine, running PeachTree from multiple wired terminals. The client would now like to access the PeachTree data files remotely via a VPN tunnel.

    I can get as far as logging in to the server remotely, but cannot see the files. It searches and eventually times out, stating access was not allowed at the server.

    I did these proceedures:
    • enable VPN at the server
    • shared the directories as required
    • turned off all firewalls (temporarily to see if that was the issue, it wasn't)
    • logged in as admin
    • created a VPN at the remote computer as required


    I have been tinkering with this for 2 weeks, and am out of ideas as to where the issue could be.

    Any win2003 server experts available for a quick job? I am getting frustrated, which means it is time to hire an expert.

    Any advice is appreciated!
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    Is this STD Server2003 or SBS Server 2003? If it is SBS does the server have two nics (WAN and LAN) and thus is acting as a router/firewall or is the whole network connected to a separate router? If so what make/model router are you using, many times it is easier and more secure to establish a vpn tunnel via the router.
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    It is a SBS Server 2003 with one NIC using a separate router. I will investigate setting the VPN from router to router, I hadn't thought of that option. Thanks!
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    If your router doesn't support VPN's then follow these directions:

    http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...5-5805260.html
    "Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them." - Thomas Paine

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