Server 2003 Help! Please

Microsoft Windows server 2003 r2 for win...
July 30, 2009 at 17:02:53
Specs: Windows Server 2003
I'm hoping someone can help. I'm not very familiar with Server 2003, but I'm trying to help. A friend of mine was having problems with his VPN on Server 2003 so he diabled the Routing and Remote Sever then reconfigured it. After this was complete the internet was accesable from local computers and they could send email, but could not receive it. We disabled the RRAS and was able to send and receive emails but there was no internet access from the local computers, I've racked my brain trying to figure out the problem. I'm hoping someone may have some suggestions. Is there possibly a way we can restore the settings without loosing files? He can live without the VPN. Any help will me MUCH appreciated. Thanks!

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#1
July 30, 2009 at 18:59:37
I hope you can answer these questions;

1. what is the vpn to and why?

2. what email program are you using at the workstations and what email server does it go?

3. Where is this email server located, internal or external?

4. at each instant of the RRAS install [first and second] which was chosen network or server?

Did your friend follow these recommendations?
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...


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#2
July 30, 2009 at 19:15:56
Hello, here are the answers to your questions;

1. what is the vpn to and why?
The VPN is to the companies email and network drives

2. what email program are you using at the workstations and what email server does it go?
Email is MS Outlook 2003 going to an internal exchange server.

3. Where is this email server located, internal or external?
It is an internal server- they only have one server.

4. at each instant of the RRAS install [first and second] which was chosen network or server?
I believe it was server

5. Did your friend follow these recommendations?
I went through these steps with him and everything looks ok

Thanks for your help!!


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#3
July 31, 2009 at 09:36:52
VPN is the wrong concept to be using internally on the lan.

I suspect your friend confused VPN with VLAN.

VPN is a virtual private network which is used to securely tunnel between internet locations.

VLAN is a virtual lan which is used to segment a very large lan into smaller broadcast domains or for segmenting the lan for security purposes.

Vlans are done with managed switches not servers.

Don't engage RRAS and don't vpn between workstations and server.


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