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Cannot connect to Cisco PIX 501 PPTP VPN server with Vista
Although on first attemp the server does not answer, I retry and immediately the connection is made. Other Windows Server computer is successful in connecting to the same VPN server from the same cable that I tested. Found that when my connection was using a dynamically assigned ip address from ISP that my router at Server end was denying connection. Wednesday, May 28, Notify me of new posts by email.

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Windows is asking you if you want to automatically connect to PublicVPN. If you want to connect to PublicVPN. Instead, you should just connect manually. Set up the VPN connection The next screen may not look quite like this if you have networks already defined.

Enter the server information Now, enter the server information. Connection Ready You should see this screen next. Security tab settings Make sure the security tab has the same settings as here. Neworking settings This screen shows you the network settings. Done with basic setup! Then click on the PublicVPN. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Nothing posted here works for me. Have discovered that the 'Destination Name' may be crucial.

I had assumed that it was like XP and that this was where you gave the connection a name. When I put in one of the logon names as the 'Destination Name', hey presto, once the normal username and password name were entered, connected! Doesn't seem to like you including a domain name though. Still not totally there though as, although I can see all of the other computers and shared files on the network, I can't get Outlook to connect.

Second problem is getting booted off every ten minutes or so. Vista machine hangs at "Verifying username and password Is there any unofficial connection manager which can manually connect to a VPN?

So, we went into the properties of the VPN connection on the Vista machine and looked at the security tab. We changed the radio button to "Advanced custom settings ", and pressed the "Settings Once in there, we changed "Data encryption" to "Optional encryption connect even if no encryption ".

We were then able to connect, but you don't get that warm, fuzzy feeling when it gives you a warning that says the data won't be encrypted. The previous sounds a plausable solution and may be my issue although I do want to state that this is a real overlook my Microsoft! I have been going round in cricles with the verifying "user name and password" vista vpn issue.

I have a mobile vista work force move to spain from uk. Can you please collect RAS trace files and send them to rrasblog microsoft. This is rather annoying Have you found any similarities in your RAS traces?

Will Vista SP1 fix this backward compatibility issue? Please see the blog post at http: I do same thing in win2k, winxp,win2k3, everything works fine, in these platform, I can establish a pptp connection to self I also used the pptpsrv. So, it seems that the vista's pptp client can't send any GRE packet to But in the same Env. GRE packet to Warning This workaround may make a computer or a network more vulnerable to attack by malicious users or by malicious software such as viruses.

We do not recommend this workaround but are providing this information so that you can implement this workaround at your own discretion.

Use this workaround at your own risk. Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system.

Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk. Note Use this method if the server computer does not support bit RC4 encryption. To provide support for the bit encryption levels and for the bit encryption levels on a client computer that is running Windows Vista, you must configure the AllowPPTPWeakCrypto registry entry. To do this, follow these steps: Click Start , and then type regedit in the Start Search box. In the search results list, right-click regedit , click Run as Administrator , and then click Continue in the User Account Control dialog box.

Locate, and then click the following registry subkey: Create the following registry entry under the previous subkey. If this entry already exists, edit it so that it appears as follows: I have 2 Vista POC's that have the same problem.

We can connect using XP but no luck with Vista. I have the same problem. Also, you cannot get Vista to correct the problem by statically assigning the addresses since it will still use the addresses provided by the server side before using the static addresses. For example, if you are establishing a VPN connection to a network that uses a network of The truth is that you actually are still connected to both networks, but your routing table is now corrupt.

In this example, the routing table should have among other entries two routes that look like this likely with different gatweway and interface addresses:.

And, when you establish the second connection, instead of getting a second entry, the first one is overwritten like this:. To correct this, even after establishing both VPN connections, you can delete the Once you do that, you will immediately regain access to both remote networks. Has anyone other than myself reported these issues to Microsoft? I think the only way we can get them to fix their broken product is for all of us to call and complain like I have. The more voices that are heard, the more pressure Microsoft be under to fix what they broke.

PS - These Operating Systems do not have these problems: Such an "excellent" operating systems and doesnt even work like XP for a simple vpn? I have this problem aswell, it used to just work no hassle at all in XP. That was why I went with the Firewall I currently have.

I loved not having to install software on employees computers, just a simple email with some instructions was all they needed This fixed it for two of my systems. I've had it affect two very different Vista machines, though not every system. Try the above steps and hopefully you will be back on your way.

I spent 60 minutes trying to figure it out. It took me a while to realize it was refusing to make a PPTP. I had the similar problem with an error All firewalls disabled, still received the same error message.

Found that when my connection was using a dynamically assigned ip address from ISP that my router at Server end was denying connection. Since I have a static ip on a Cisco router I used that gateway and connect synced up just fine. The problem here is that the customer will be using Comcast and will definitely get a dynamic ip address. Could see with packetyzer that traffic was not ever getting to server.

Logs on router were not showing any refusals or blocked traffic coming from my dynamic ip address on port , or any other ports for that matter. So it resolves down to blocked router traffic for me. But will still update after customer gets laptop back. My VPN connection from Vista was working properly earlier.

I installed the network adapters again and the internet connection started working. But the WAN miniport was still having issues. As descripted in the earlier post, i uninstalled and installed the miniport. Now i am able to see the WAN miniport in device manager. Also tried disabling the firewall. It works fine with another XP machine we have at home. Any thing else to try?? Thanks for your help. For those who still have trouble geting Vista VPN to work, let me explain my experience!

How do I get it to work? Folow the steps below and you get yours to work to. Yes this disable the Windows Firewall to, but dont wory about!

Now try to conncet you're done with it! First of all, i inow this is a rather old thread, but it so much resembles my problem, that i thought i would be silly to make another. This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads.

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Sign in to vote. Anyone have any idea on the problem it is? Is it the problem of the other Windows Setting? Wish anyone could give me a hand. Wednesday, February 21, 6: Please collect RAS traces and send. Do the following to collect the traces: Friday, February 23, I am also having the same problem, using a pptp vpn in vista unable to get past the verifiing username.

With the same settings it will work fine on a xp comp. If you want the logs what logs do you want. Monday, February 26, 4: I know my cofig is correct. Wednesday, February 28, 7: I'm having similar problems to this. I'm trying to connect a Vista machine to a pptp VPN. The connection fails with error code Wednesday, February 28, 5: Anyone know why this is happening?

Friday, March 02, 4: I'm not convinced that will be the solution for any of the other cases in this thread Friday, March 02, Please let us know if authentication protocol is what is causing the problem in your cases. Sunday, March 04, 3:

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