Setup server 2008 R2 behind router for vpn access

February 6, 2012 at 12:35:07
Specs: Windows 2008 R2 foundation edition
Hi there,

Hope someone can help as I'm onto my 3rd day of trying to figure this out.

I have a server with Server 2008 R2, I am trying to set it up so that I can access a shared area from another site.

The server is behind a router with a static ip.

1. I have installed Network Policy and Access Services role (NPAS) and configured RRAS to allow vpn connections
2. I have changed changed the servers network connection ip to use the static ip, subnet mask and gateway etc (i got these from my router homepage).
3. I tried to then install active directory as suggested in however when following this through the dns server fails to recognise any static ip's on the network adapters.

When I try to connect from the client by setting up a new connection I get the error: The remote connection was not made because the attempted VPN tunnels failed. The VPN server might be unreachable. If this connection is attempting to use an L2TP/IPsec tunnel, the security parameters required for IPsec negotiation might not be configured properly. (the credentials i am using are the static ip address and a username and password of a user account I have setup on the server???)

Not sure if its because i'm using foundation edition. Is there an idiots guide to setting up the server behind a router? Whats the best way to connect from the client?

Any help is really appreciated and could save me alot of earache from the gaffer



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February 6, 2012 at 12:57:03
router needs to support vpn passthrough or you need to forward the vpn ports to the static ip of the server.

Server should have two nics. One connected to internet, one connected to lan

Here is the MS how to

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