VPN Setup on Windows 2003

By vbprog40
Jul 28, 2005
  1. VPN Setup on Windows 2003 - ANY OTHER IDEAS?

    I run trying to run a VPN server on Windows 2003. I have allowed port 1743 through the company firewall for PPTP.

    I have also allowed access to login through VPN on account profiles. When I try to connect to the VPN it says "Connecting to". It then says "Verifying Username and Password..." It hangs there for a minute and comes back saying "Error 721, The Remote Computer did not responed".

    If I stop the VPN server service I never get "Verifying User..." It just never connects. So this tells me its making it through the firewall. Has anyone had a problem like this and know of to fix it?

    Thank you.
    Chris Taylor
  2. toffeapple

    toffeapple TS Rookie Posts: 152

    HI Chris,

    Sounds like an authentication issue, the problem could lie with your router..have you configured your router to allow a range of IP address?
  3. vbprog40

    vbprog40 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No sir, I have basicly allowed anyone to access through the router (For testing Purposes) to that port. If I block the port on the router I never get the status: "Verifying Username and Password..." However when i open the port I get that status and it just hangs.

    Any other ideas?
    Thank you
  4. vbprog40

    vbprog40 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  5. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Any firewall on the server?
  6. vbprog40

    vbprog40 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No there is no firewall on this server. The router is the only firewall and I allowed that port through (port: 1743)
  7. vbprog40

    vbprog40 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Any other Ideas...??
  8. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

  9. HoopaJoop

    HoopaJoop TS Rookie Posts: 90

    I know this is late, and i'm sorry if I'm digging it up for nothing but:

    PPTP is port 1723, not 1743

    Also you may need to allow GRE protocol as well.

    Did you ever figure this one out?
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