L2TP VPNs on a Windows 7 machine can't connect to the Smoothwall

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Summary

An L2TP connection setup on a Windows 7 system will not connect to the Smoothwall VPN Server.

Problem

An L2TP connection setup on a Windows 7 system will not connect to the Smoothwall VPN Server

Solution

By default it looks like the IPSec Policy agent service on the Windows 7 operating system is set to be manually started. This needs to be changed to start automatically.

  1. As an administrative user, go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.
  2. Right-click IPSec Policy Agent, and select Properties.
  3. Change Startup type from Manual to Automatic.
  4. Click OK.

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23 August 2016   Tanja