In teaching dial-up remote access, I have the students use a null-modem cable between a workstation and server to test, which works perfectly in Windows Server 2003/XP Pro, as it did with Windows 2000 Server/2000 Pro. With the 2000 components, I would use PAP for authentication on both to avoid any security issues to begin with. However, using PAP on Win2003 Server/XP Pro won't authenticate and gives Event Viewer errors both on the server and Pro. I've checked rights/security options, etc., and can find no obvious setting to correct this. The only way to authenticate with the newer systems is to use the more secure Microsoft-Chap, etc. Is there a way to get PAP alone to work between 2003 Server/XP Pro?
Windows Server 2003 and XP both support PAP authentication. Verify that you don't have any Group Policy or Remote Access Policy configuration that mandates a higher level of encryption for Remote Access clients that might reject less secure methods like PAP.
Dig deeper on Microsoft Windows Data Backup and Protection
Active Directory expert Laura E. Hunter offers some advice for changing the IP addresses of domain controllers.continue reading
An admin needs to grant user access rights for those needing to traverse directory trees. Our server management expert explains how to use Group ...continue reading
An admin has two domains and two Active Directories. He wants to know how to join the Active Directories so that internal staff can access both, but ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.