I have been dealing with an interesting issues with Windows 8. I loaded the beta way back when it was first released. Once issue that I had issues with was my VPN connectivity at work. It was very unstable. I could get 2-5 minutes of work done at a time before it would drop. I wrote it off as a beta issue and went on my way. I didn't need to work from home as much as I was, so it was not that big if a deal.
I was a little disappointed when I installed the RTM and the issue continued. I could deal with it if I was just checking in on servers. But if I needed to any real work, it was just too much. It felt like it was dropping more and more often.
This weekend I actually needed to work on some things and my connection would only last a few seconds. So it was time to solve the issue. I had enough. I didn’t have any quick access to any computers that were not running Windows 8 or Server 2012. I thought it was a good time to finally enable Hyper-V on my desktop.
I enabled the feature and after the reboot, I started installing Windows 7. As I waited for the install to run, I was reminded at how much faster Windows 8 installed.
The good news is that it worked. I was able to connect to my VM to use my VPN. I did find it interesting though. I would RDP into my VM, to RDP into my work desktop, to RDP into my servers.
If anyone else is having the same issues I am, here is one solution. I think the issues I am having are more the way our VPN is deployed. We use a Juniper client that has its own rdp client. I think if our admins had configured things a little different, I could use a different RDP client. But this works well enough.