I had to uninstall/reinstall my company’s vpn client. This is pretty neat since I didn’t change anything and it has worked for nearly a year now. After the pwd reset, my boss sent me the new pwd. Then I used that to change my pwd to something I know because the client forces you to. Then I still could not connect. I called the help desk and we did a little dance and ended up uninstalling and reinstalling the vpn client. Then I had to add the right dns suffixes to the list and ta da, everything is ok again. Aren’t computers wonderful?
So I’m having trouble logging in to my employer’s VPN. I call the helpdesk and use the automatic pwd reset and they mail the new pwd to my work email that I cannot get because I can’t get on the VPN. They also email my boss so I’ll eventually get it but still it seems like a better strategy could have been put in place. Auto generate a pwd, give it out over the phone and make it only work for 1 login or something like that might have been better. I guess I can’t log back in until Monday when my boss gets his email.
Update: spoke to the help desk. They had me do some Lotus Notes replica update thing and now they think it will be fixed. I’m not sure I believe it but I’ll wait until tomorrow to see how the messages are filtered (or not filtered). I hope it works because it’s pretty annoying to have invisible rules filtering my mail.
I’ve had this same problem at 2 different employers (with 2 diff. versions of Lotus Notes). Who know so many companies still used Lotus Notes? The problem is that after I delete a lotus notes rule it continues to filter mail messages. It has been deleted and doesn’t show up in the rules folder but it still seems to filter incoming mail messages. I read some crazy description of this problem on the Notes site and couldn’t make sense out of it. Now I need to call my company’s help desk and see if they have a fix for it 😦