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This should be an easy question for someone to answer. This is my setup running on my sig rig:

VMWare Workstation 6.5
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (has emulated dual ethernet ports for VPN)
VPN Routing and services installed
DMZ on router for LAN IP of server (can't figure out how to do it any other way for global connections)

All clients are either Vista or XP, non Linux machines.

The good news:
Users can connect to my server IP (global IP) address and it works on the server. All internet traffic gets tunneled to users through my connection. Users can ping stuff on my LAN (not connected to VPN).

The bad news:
Users can't access local stuff like game servers, shared hard drives, device network discovery, etc. I am sure I am missing a setting or something as I'm quite new to setting up a server. If anyone has an idea of what I have to enable, I'd really appreciate it!

Also, can someone recommend a virtual network adapter program for VPN connections so that all internet traffic for my users doesn't get tunneled through mine?

Thanks in advance o server gurus!
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Sounds to me like you either don't have DNS set up right, or that you have the network discovery turned off in the Group Policies.

For VPN I like Hamachi
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If users can ping stuff on your LAN without VPN'ing in, that doesn't sound right. They should be restricted to only your public IP until you VPN in. Also, you might want to set the gateway to use the local internet gateway and not the remote (Server 2008) for better performance.
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Originally Posted by Kerack View Post
If users can ping stuff on your LAN without VPN'ing in, that doesn't sound right. They should be restricted to only your public IP until you VPN in. Also, you might want to set the gateway to use the local internet gateway and not the remote (Server 2008) for better performance.

No no, this is with users outside my LAN connecting to my network. Like someone from across NY. They can only ping if they are in the VPN connection.

As for your other steps, locations of where this stuff is in the Server Manager (or wherever) would be appreciated.

Thanks for your responses!
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In fact, I'm having issues connecting to the internet once I connect to the server. If anyone has a tutorial on how to create a VPN that is like hamachi but using Windows Server 2008, it would be much appreciated! Thanks.
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In fact, I'm having issues connecting to the internet once I connect to the server. If anyone has a tutorial on how to create a VPN that is like hamachi but using Windows Server 2008, it would be much appreciated! Thanks.
Check your gateway settings. Usually if you connect to VPN, the connection tunnel could use your VPN as the main gateway, sending HTTP traffic there instead of your local gateway. The windows client has a setting for this but I have never used Hamachi. There should be a setting though?....

Good luck!
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In fact, I'm having issues connecting to the internet once I connect to the server. If anyone has a tutorial on how to create a VPN that is like hamachi but using Windows Server 2008, it would be much appreciated! Thanks.
http://www.trainsignal.com/Default.aspx

They have some awesome tutorials.
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