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RRAS – Always On VPN – Stats Remotely

I have done few Microsoft Always On VPN deployments from start to finish and every time I am being asked for any Reporting tool for RRAS or Always-on VPN. And every time I had to say that there is no real remote or central facility where BAU can get data. Sadly, BAU engineers need to …

SCOM Test Plans

As I am doing more and more SCOM installs and building complex environments with HA and DR capabilities, it is getting more important to have a proper Test plan to confirm that everything is configured correctly and working successfully. So I have written a SCOM Test plan, which I am happy to share with the …

SCCM Test Plans

As I am doing more and more SCCM installs and building complex environments with HA and DR capabilities, it is getting more important to have a proper Test plan to confirm that everything is configured correctly and working successfully. So I have written a SCCM Test plan, which I am happy to share with the …

Windows Server 2019 Failing to install Cumulative Updates

So it was normal patching routine after installing fresh Windows Server 2019 and trying to build a SOE image. Windows Server 2019 built alright with all software’s required and time to try out latest Updates. All updates installed fine except latest Cumulative pack for 2020-02 or 03. Errors: —————— Installation Failure: Windows failed to install …

Remote Access Always On VPN Troubleshooting

You can troubleshoot connection issues in several ways. For client-side issues and general troubleshooting, the application logs on client computers are invaluable. For authentication-specific issues, the NPS log on the NPS server can help you determine the source of the problem. 1. Application logs The application logs on client computers record most of the higher-level …

Always On VPN Configure Windows 10 Client Connections

After setting up the server infrastructure, you must configure the Windows 10 client computers to communicate with that infrastructure with a VPN connection. You can use several technologies to configure Windows 10 VPN clients, including Windows PowerShell, System Center Configuration Manager, and Intune. All three require an XML VPN profile to configure the appropriate VPN …

Always On VPN – Install and Configure the NPS Server

You can use this section to install the Network Policy Server (NPS) and perform configuration for Always On VPN. NPS server processing of connection requests that are sent by the VPN server includes performing authorization – to verify that the user has permission to connect; performing authentication – to verify the user’s identity; and performing …

Always On VPN – Configure the Remote Access Server

You can use this section to install and configure the Remote Access server role on the computer or virtual machine (VM) that you want to use as your VPN server. The steps in this section allow you to complete the following items. On the computer or VM that is planned as the VPN server, and …

Always On VPN – Enroll Certificates

Enroll and validate the user certificate Because you’re using Group Policy to autoenroll user certificates, you need only update the policy, and Windows 10 will automatically enroll the user account for the correct certificate. You can then validate the certificate in the Certificates console. To enroll and validate the user certificate Sign in to a …

Always On VPN – Configure the Server Infrastructure – Create Security Groups

Create the VPN Users, VPN Servers, and NPS Servers Groups With this step, you can add a new Active Directory group that contains the users allowed to use the VPN to connect to your network. This group serves two purposes: It defines which users are allowed to auto-enroll for the user certificates the VPN requires. …