Will I lose Connection if I ...



  • I have a 2016 VPS I use as a lab machine.

    I RDP into the box and work on it. If I set up a VPN on this machine to another machine, will that disconnect my RDP session and stop me from reconnecting??

    Thanks for any help.



  • Depends on the type of VPN and if you are tunneling all traffic or not. Do you have more info?


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    Very easily you will lose it, but not necessarily. VPNs often cause network connections to drop when getting established, but it is not a guarantee.



  • @i3 said in Will I lose Connection if I ...:

    Depends on the type of VPN and if you are tunneling all traffic or not. Do you have more info?

    I'm playing around with this n that trying to gain some knowledge, it's just a lab environment.

    What I was thinking of doing was running up an Azure Windows VM, setting up a VPN connection to that from my 2016 VPS and seeing if I can add the Azure VM as a second DC to the domain I have on my VPS.

    I've read this can be done, but I don't know if once the VPN connection is in place whether I will be able to RDP back into my 2016 VPS?


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    VPN doesn't block anything, it just might cause drivers to drop during an active session while firing up.



  • @siringo said in Will I lose Connection if I ...:

    @i3 said in Will I lose Connection if I ...:

    Depends on the type of VPN and if you are tunneling all traffic or not. Do you have more info?

    I'm playing around with this n that trying to gain some knowledge, it's just a lab environment.

    What I was thinking of doing was running up an Azure Windows VM, setting up a VPN connection to that from my 2016 VPS and seeing if I can add the Azure VM as a second DC to the domain I have on my VPS.

    I've read this can be done, but I don't know if once the VPN connection is in place whether I will be able to RDP back into my 2016 VPS?

    you might able to do so if the VPN doesn't take the route of your other network. Worst case scenario you just disconnect the user from the VPN and you are right back in it.



  • @dbeato said in Will I lose Connection if I ...:

    @siringo said in Will I lose Connection if I ...:

    @i3 said in Will I lose Connection if I ...:

    Depends on the type of VPN and if you are tunneling all traffic or not. Do you have more info?

    I'm playing around with this n that trying to gain some knowledge, it's just a lab environment.

    What I was thinking of doing was running up an Azure Windows VM, setting up a VPN connection to that from my 2016 VPS and seeing if I can add the Azure VM as a second DC to the domain I have on my VPS.

    I've read this can be done, but I don't know if once the VPN connection is in place whether I will be able to RDP back into my 2016 VPS?

    you might able to do so if the VPN doesn't take the route of your other network. Worst case scenario you just disconnect the user from the VPN and you are right back in it.

    Thanks for advice. I guess as this is a knowledge building exercise, best way to find out is to just do it and see.


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    @siringo said in Will I lose Connection if I ...:

    @dbeato said in Will I lose Connection if I ...:

    @siringo said in Will I lose Connection if I ...:

    @i3 said in Will I lose Connection if I ...:

    Depends on the type of VPN and if you are tunneling all traffic or not. Do you have more info?

    I'm playing around with this n that trying to gain some knowledge, it's just a lab environment.

    What I was thinking of doing was running up an Azure Windows VM, setting up a VPN connection to that from my 2016 VPS and seeing if I can add the Azure VM as a second DC to the domain I have on my VPS.

    I've read this can be done, but I don't know if once the VPN connection is in place whether I will be able to RDP back into my 2016 VPS?

    you might able to do so if the VPN doesn't take the route of your other network. Worst case scenario you just disconnect the user from the VPN and you are right back in it.

    Thanks for advice. I guess as this is a knowledge building exercise, best way to find out is to just do it and see.

    Definitely.