I setup a Windows Server 2008 for VPN access using Remote Routing Access Service. When a user would connect to the VPN the DNS servers would be reversed. For example, I had two local DNS servers and an external (OpenDNS) DNS server.
However, the adapter would always assign the external DNS server first and then the internal DNS servers as secondary.
The VPN client couldn’t locate local resources on the network over the VPN.
In my troubleshooting this issue, I found that this is actually a bug. Here is what I did to fix the issue.
Step One: On your RRAS server open the Registry to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteAccess\Parameters\IP
Step Two: Make a Dword32 Key and Name it SuppressDNSNameServers. Give the value of the key 1.
Step Three: Restart the RRAS service on the server.
You should be set! If the above doesn’t work, try rebooting your server and trying your VPN client again.
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A little while ago I wanted to enable Audio on my Hyper-V virtual machine. Below, I will share the tip that allows you to enable remote audio, dual monitor support, printers, and other options on a Hyper-V RDP session.
Step One: Open Hyper-V Manager Console.
Step Two: Start your Virtual Machine
StepThree: When your Virtual Machine is running, right-click on the VM and select Edit Session Settings.
You should then see a box similar to the one below. On the dialog box, you can select which resolution you will connect to your VM and whether or not to use all your monitors. Click Show Options. Continue reading →
If you follow me on YouTube, you already know I released a video on how to create a new Outlook profile. If you don’t follow me there, here is how to create a new Outlook profile. You can find written instructions below this video.
Step by Step Directions:
Step One: Go to the Control Panel Step Two: Click User Accounts Step Three: Click Mail (Microsoft Outlook) Step Four: You are ready to add your profile. Click Add and Type a Profile Name Step Five: Select your Email Account type (Most times you will want to click on Manual Setup or Additional Server Types unless you have an Office 365 account.)
Now enter your account information and when added Click Finish. Step Six: If you already have an existing Outlook profile, you will want to select “Always use this profile” and select your new profile from the drop-down menu.
Now open Outlook and it you should be ready to go!
This morning I noticed I was missing a bunch of the health reports from my servers that were running Server Essentials 2012 or 2016.
I opened the Dashboard on one of the servers and found these errors. . . . Cannot Send Mail and Windows Server Essentials Management Service is not running.
I went into Services, like the error message suggested, but the Windows Server Essential Management Service was still running.
I did a little digging and I found that apparently there is a bug in the Server Essentials software and when Daylight Savings Time occurs the server no longer can email health reports. Continue reading →