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#1 sniper8752

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:03 PM

would it make sense to do a backup over vpn, or if i wanted to, transfer data back and forth?

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:49 PM

Secure Remote access for network maintenance (backup's, network troubleshooting etc)is very bennificial for an administrator. It gives you 24/7 access to work when the network is idle (when everyone goes home), when traffic is minimal or when something crashes when your on lunch. Server backups should be autonomus and daily, a VPN would allow offsite data storage to a management site or to the "cloud". Not trying to sound like a salesman but it makes my job allot easier.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:44 AM

I set up a vpn server on my xp machine, and am trying to connect to it from my windows 7 laptop. It does not seem to be working. I get this error after trying to login:

The connection was prevented because of a policy configured on your RAS/VPN server. Specifically, the authentication method used by the server to verify your username and password may not match the authentication method configured in your connection profile. Please contact the Administrator of the RAS server and notify them of this error.

I believe i have the connection type set to automatic.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:19 AM

I need to know what VPN server software you are using and what VPN client software you are using.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:03 AM

i am not really using any software, besides what comes with the OS for working with vpns. do i need software?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

No you can use the Windows XP pro VPN Software. When you configured the VPN server on the XP machine did you set up any additional authentication (PPTP or L2TP/IPSec) or just use the default username and password?
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:13 PM

i don't remember setting any of that up, so i wanna say the defaults are currently set.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:27 PM

Do you have the same username and password on both machines? Or did you configure the user account you are using to allow remote access?
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:57 AM

they have the same username, but not password. i believe i have allowed remote access, as well as allowed vpn for the ports.




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