Hi I decided to install windows server 2008 onto a virtual machine and play around with it and try to learn. I've messed around with lots of stuff on it. The two things I would like to get working are FTP and VPN into the server. I've sort of managed to get ftp working. I can access it using the private ip address of 192.168.2.13, but when I try to access it with my public IP this is where the problem starts. Port forwarding is set correctly on my wireless router, port 21 is being forward to 192.168.2.13. So when I go type ftp://publicipaddress into my web browser it pops up asking for the username and password. This is where I’m stuck. I have no idea what it is, I’ve messed with lots of the settings and whatever I do it still asks for this username and password, even though if I access the ftp server through my LAN using the private IP address it doesn’t ask for a username or password, it's only when using the public ip that it asks. Anyone got any idea's how I set the username and password to something I actually know? Secondly. I would like to be able to VPN into the server. I did follow a guide, but it didn’t work when my friend tested. Could someone point me to a nice guide on how to achieve this? I'm more interested in getting the ftp to work for now. Thanks all!