For a month or so (up to about 2 weeks ago), I was regularly VPN'ing to our work server, and then immediately RDPing to the SAME server using the servers IP address (we aren't behind a NAT).
So assume my server's internet address is 188.8.131.52
I would VPN to 184.108.40.206 and then RDP to 220.127.116.11
It worked perfectly. If the VPN wasn't on, RDP didn't work, so it must've been going through the VPN.
Same thing for accessing files, VPN in and then type \\servername\ or \\18.104.22.168\ and you could see the files on the server.
Fastforward to today, we haven't changed any configuration on the server, but now its not working. The local computer expert says that it should never have worked that way in the first place, and now we need to add another internal IP and adjust the DNS and all sorts of things.
I'm very frustrated, because I KNOW it used to work.
can anyone shed some light on what could be going on?