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PPTP password replaces the Windows password

Discussion in 'Networking' started by chimneylooker, Nov 14, 2006.

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  1. chimneylooker

    chimneylooker Thread Starter

    Nov 14, 2006
    I have a user that has a Windows XP laptop that travels. She connects to our office via PPTP. She has two different passwords. One for the domain and one for the firewall VPN connection. If she gets on the internet and connects to the VPN it connects fine. Shortly after however, she gets locked out in Active Directory. When she re-boots and logs back in the only password that will work is her VPN password. It stays that way until she connects directly to the domain, either from our corporate office or one of our remote offices. The problem that this causes is when she is in outlook, outlook keeps trying to use the password she got into the computer with, which is the VPN password, and it fails enough times to lock her out. I know that I can match the two passwords to be the same but when her domain password expires we would have to change the firewall one as well. We're trying to avoid this and I'm expecting this to happen with more people. Any ideas?
  2. gurutech


    Apr 23, 2004
    Can the firewall be set to use Windows authentication? RADIUS may work, but if you don't already have a server for that, you would need one.
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