I have a Windows 2003 server configured as a RRAS (Routing and Remote Access Server). This server was configured by the previous IT person, who didn't do a lot of things correctly. The VPN works okay, in the sense users can connect via VPN and then use remote desktop to remote into a PC inside the network and then do work from that PC. However, my understanding with VPN is, I should be able to do anything on the remote network as if I was actually there such as map network drives and printers without having to remote control a PC. Currently I am unable to do this and I believe the problem is that the RRAS server is setup to give out IP addresses to the VPN connections that are completely different than our internal network IP range, which use the standard 192.168.10.n. Once I connect to the VPN and run an IPCONFIG /ALL, I see the VPN gets the auto IP range of 169.254.12.xxx
I guess my question is wouldn't I want my RRAS to give out IP's in the range of my internal network that I reserved in the DHCP server? Also, is my understanding of VPN correct? Shouldn't users be able to access network resources that they have permission to in Active Directory?