its raining, and so our windows server has thrown a wobbler

OK, so its raining.  But thats not an excuse for IT kit to play silly beggars.  Yet again, for no apparant reason our work legacy windows file server is refusing vpn connections this morning.  nothing changed since yesterday, but today it wont work.  I know its on, as its serving web pages, but no remote desktop or vpn.

ARHH!!  This is what bugs me about the big M.  It breaks when nobody does anything.  This is why I want to go to a more stable open source IT infrastructure.  OK, its more difficult to configure initially, but when its configured, its v reliable.