Windows 2008 + AD + PF + bridge = problems?

markham roan mrkhmroan at
Fri Jul 31 19:27:17 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 2:11 PM, Reko Turja <reko.turja at> wrote:

> Has anyone used Windows 2008 and active directory with a bridging, NATing
>> firewall between the domain controller and the 2008 machine?
>> We're in a situation where we're trying to join a domain with a 2008
>> machine, and no matter what we do to the firewall, joining stalls and
>> fails.
> Haven't used the combination myself, but in couple of cases MS
> developer/beta evaluation staff has been quite helpful when Vista beta got
> all kind of funnies when trying to connect to internet via PF. So giving MS
> the information of the problems in traffic might (in case you want to help
> MS to troubleshoot Win2008...) help some.

Do you happen to have contact information for this team?

Another idea could be giving 7.x a shot as it has newer version of PF IIRC.

That's on the list of things to try, but upgrading will probably be painful,
so I'm hoping to find something else first.


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