Saturday, March 7, 2009

Using Machine Names With Windows' VPN

Here's another little change with SBS 2008 that surprised us. In our SBS 2003 installations, we've always been able to open a VPN connection and connect using the only internal machine name without any problems.

With SBS 2008, we found it wouldn't work. After some troubleshooting and help from our friends at MS PSS, we found that you need to use the internal fully qualified domain name (FQDN) to connect to a specific machine.

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