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Troubleshooting VPN connections on a Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Anywhere Access

Troubleshooting VPN connections on a Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Anywhere Access

Out of the box VPN on a Windows 10 workstation to your Windows Server 2016 Essentials does not work. We will show you in this tutorial how to create such a VPN connection and how to make it work.

If VPN does not work after you have implemented the changes from this document you may want to look into installing DHCP on the server and disabling DHCP on your router. There are some routers that cause trouble when using VPN but I have no idea why this happens. Maybe you can try this How to install and configure DHCP on Windows Server 2012 Essentials or this How to install the DHCP Server role and configure a DHCP scope on a Windows Server 2016 Essentials (TP3). The last one is also valid for the released product.

  1. From the Start Menu choose Settings.
    Troubleshooting VPN connections on a Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Anywhere Access
  2. Choose Network & Internet
    Troubleshooting VPN connections on a Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Anywhere Access
  3. Choose VPN
    Troubleshooting VPN connections on a Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Anywhere Access
  4. Click Add a VPN connection
    Troubleshooting VPN connections on a Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Anywhere Access
  5. In VPN Provider choose Windows (built-in) and fill in the rest, click save.
    Troubleshooting VPN connections on a Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Anywhere Access
  6. Click Connect
    Troubleshooting VPN connections on a Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Anywhere Access
  7. We have a problem but the fix is easy. Click Close.
    Troubleshooting VPN connections on a Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Anywhere Access
  8. Click Change adapter options.
    Troubleshooting VPN connections on a Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Anywhere Access
  9. Right click the VPN connection and choose properties.
    Troubleshooting VPN connections on a Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Anywhere Access
  10. Click the Security tab and make you set ‘Allow these protocols’ and check Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2). Click OK to accept the new settings.
    Troubleshooting VPN connections on a Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Anywhere Access
  11. We are back at our VPN connection and click Connect.
    Troubleshooting VPN connections on a Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Anywhere Access
  12. Now we should get connected without any issues.
    Troubleshooting VPN connections on a Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials Anywhere Access

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