This is most extraordinary and I can't decide whether the problem is with the VPN dialer, Windows 2000, the Toshiba Tecra 9100 or a combination thereof.
The problem only occurs when "Enable start before logon" is checked on and I attempt to dial up the isp before logging into Windows. Upon clicking the Connect button, the Connection History window immediately displays:
Initializing the connection...
Failed to establish a connection to your ISP.
The modem never seems to receive the command to dial out.
Other peculiar observations:
1. If I'm already logged into Windows on the standalone laptop (i.e. not connected to a LAN), the VPN dialer works perfectly and I'm able to establish a tunnel (although I can't authenticate with a domain controller)
2. On this same machine with the same version of the VPN Client, I did not experience this problem when Windows XP was installed. (I detest XP which came installed on the new machine. I downgraded back to Windows 2000 SP2 after reformatting the hard drive.)
Has anyone else experienced this same problem? Does anyone have any troubleshooting suggestions?
Create a Microsoft Dial-up Networking for where you require to dial. Name it whatever you want for that connection. For example, RAS_VPN, and then in the Connection tab in the client configuration, "Check Connect to Internet via Dial-up" and from dropdown Menu you'll see RAS_VPN. Select it, it will work.
I'll e-mail you word document of the configuration screen shot.
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I'd suggest to try and create a new dial-up entry for the ISP (using dial-up to the Public network option), and then try using SBL OR on the other hand you can try creating a new vpn connection entry, and then try from that as well.
This feature works fine with 3.6.3 client versions.