I am connecting using Remote Desktop from my Laptop PC (Windows 2000 Pro Sp4) to a Server (Windows 2000 Server Sp4) in our DMZ over our Corporate Network. I am then using a Network & Dialup Connection on the Remote Server to connect over VPN to our Customer Sites.
However, this is currently unusable as when the VPN connects, the Remote Desktop loses its connection to the Server! After a while the VPN connection times out (due to inactivity?) and then the Remote Desktop can again be re-connected to the Server!
Can anyone help me to resolve this conflict so that I can make use of the VPN connection to our Customer Sites?
Sounds like your VPN system has split tunnelling disabled.
Split tunnelling is where only the VPN related traffic goes over the encrypted tunnel, all other traffic is allowed to use the normal network connection. Split tunnelling carries the risk that one could be connected to a "secure" network, and that some other Internet connection could go through the workstation and infect the "secured" systems.
You will probably have to talk with whomever manages your VPN setup.
Last Wiki Answer Submitted: August 16, 2005 10:25 am by Bobkberg1,070 pts.