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Anywhere Access VPN not assigning client PC an IP address


Jason
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Did a reinstall of my WS2012E last night.  Am able to connect to RDP via the *.remotewebaccess.com web site.  Can also establish an Anywhere Access VPN (SSTP) connection.  However after connecting to the VPN, I'm unable to access the network as I could in the past.  When I check the status of the VPN, it appears it isn't assigning any IP address to the VPN client.

 

Is there a DHCP setting on the WS2012E server I need to adjust for this?

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Either install the DHCP roll and be done with it....

Or you'll need to add the Remote Access management console and, yes specify an IP address range, IIRC.

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Thanks. Appears it was due to a lack of DHCP role being installed. Did a clean OS install and am slowly reconfiguring my WS2012E box back to the state prior to clean install. This involves a year worth of tweaks so this one must've escaped me. So far so good.

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Amen to that!

 


Another situation where I 'm happy I had Server Backup setup and running: Beginning of April (or there about  there was a bad update pushed by Microsoft that causes BSODs... namely related to srv2.sys (SMB v2 driver/filter).  I couldn't tell you which update specifically... but as this is a file server, obviously not acceptable. Used Server Backup to roll back to before the BSODs started and it hasn't come back (they've appeared to have fixed the bad update)

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I don't know about others but I have a habit of doing a clean OS install and grabbing all MS Updates before proceeding with any system configuration. Usually a server backup follows the MS Updates.

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Yeah Jason, but the point of making that initial backup is so you don't have reinstall from scratch. It saves quite a bit of time for me. I know that doesn't help too much with brand new hardware, but it's sure nice for reinstalls :)

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As a matter of practice, I install the OS and patch it completely, image/backup that and move on.  And I usually give that initial install, 24 hours to sit and pull anything it wants.

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I... umm... customize and sysprep a lot. haven't does so for 2012 yet... but... yeah. :)

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