Event ID 20256 — 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: 20256
Source: RemoteAccess
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: ROUTERLOG_PASSWORD_EXPIRED_COID
Message: The password for user: %1\%2 connected on port: %3 has expired. The line has been disconnected.

Resolve

Reset password

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

Reset a password for a local user account

To reset a password for a local user account:

  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
  2. In the console tree, click Users (console tree location: Computer Management/System Tools/Local Users and Groups/Users).
  3. In the details pane, right-click the user name, and then click Set Password.
  4. Read the warning message, and if you want to continue, click Proceed.
  5. In New password and in Confirm password, type a new password, and then click OK.

Reset a password for a domain user account on a member server

To reset a password for a domain user account when you are on a member server or a workstation that is joined to the domain:

  1. Open Microsoft Management Console (MMC). Click Start, click Run, type mmc, and then press ENTER.
  2. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in, and then click Add.
  3. Click Active Directory Users and Computers, and then click Add.
  4. Click Close, and then click OK.
  5. In the console tree, click Users (console tree location: Active Directory Users and Computers/domain name/Users).
  6. In the details pane, right-click the user name, and then click Reset Password.
  7. In New password and Confirm password, type a new password, and then click OK.

Reset a password for a domain user account on a domain controller

To reset a password for a domain user account when you are on a domain controller:

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. In the console tree, click Users (console tree location: Active Directory Users and Computers/domain name/Users).
  3. In the details pane, right-click the user name, and then click Reset Password.
  4. In New password and Confirm password, type a new password, 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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