Troubleshooting Common VPN issues on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

[This post comes to us courtesy of Sabir Chandwale, Harshal Charde, Ajay Sarkaria and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] In our previous post, we covered steps involved in configuring VPN on Windows Server Essentials. In this post, we will cover common problems that could result in failure of VPN functionality in your Windows Server… Read more

Understanding VPN configuration in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

[This post comes to us courtesy of Md. Sabir Chandwale and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] In this post we will discuss about Virtual Private Network feature on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Virtual Private Network can be straightforwardly installed and configured on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials by running the Set up… Read more

BITS, IAS, VSS and RRAS May Stop Responding on SBS 2008 With a Particular NIC Driver

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff] We are investigating an issue with certain Intel PRO/1000 EB with I/O Acceleration network card drivers on Windows Server 2008 that can cause the BITS service to become unresponsive after a few hours to several days of operation. When that happens, the entire… Read more

The Network Policy Server Service (IAS) Fails to Start or be Installed

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Wayne McIntyre] We have seen some cases where the Network Policy Server service fails to start, when this happens, functionality provided by TS Gateway (used in RWW) or Routing and Remote Access (RRAS) will also stop working. Furthermore, we’ve also seen, that as part of… Read more