Event ID 20094 — RAS Connection

Updated: December 16, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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A server running Routing and Remote Access provides two different types of remote access connectivity: virtual private networking (VPN) and dial-up networking. VPN is the creation of secured, point-to-point connections across a private network or a public network, such as the Internet. A VPN client uses special TCP/IP-based protocols called tunneling protocols to make a virtual call to a virtual port on a VPN server. In dial-up networking, a remote access client makes a nonpermanent, dial-up connection to a physical port on a remote access server by using the service of a telecommunications provider, such as analog phone or ISDN. In contrast to dial-up networking, VPN is always a logical, indirect connection between the VPN client and the VPN server over a public network, such as the Internet.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 20094
Source: RemoteAccess
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: ROUTERLOG_SEC_AUTH_INTERNAL_ERROR
Message: The user connected to port: %1 has been disconnected because the following internal authentication error occurred in the third-party security module: %2

Resolve

Check the authentication protocols

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To check authentication protocols:

  1. Open Routing and Remote Access. Click Start, click Run, type rrasmgmt.msc, and then press ENTER.
  2. Right-click the server name for which you want to check authentication protocols, and then click Properties.
  3. On the Security tab, click Authentication Methods.
  4. In the Authentication Methods dialog box, select the check boxes for the authentication protocols that the remote access server will use to authenticate remote clients, and then click OK.

Verify

To verify that the remote access server can accept connections, establish a remote access connection from a client computer.

To create a VPN connection:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Network and Internet, click Network and Sharing Center, and then click Set up a connection or network.
  3. Click Connect to a workplace, and then click Next.
  4. Complete the steps in the Connect to a Workplace wizard.

To connect to a remote access server:

  1. In Network and Sharing Center, click Manage network connections.
  2. Double-click the VPN connection, and then click Connect.
  3. Verify that the connection was established successfully.

Related Management Information

RAS Connection

Routing and Remote Access Service Infrastructure

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