I have a sme server for vpn access only, the sql based program i use requires static ip`s for the clients to update to the server.
Are you really still using sme6.x ?
It is obselete and has many security issues.
sme7.0 was released nearly 4 years ago.
Since sme7.2 release, users can be assigned fixed IP addresses with PPTP as follows:
db accounts setprop username PPTPIP 192.168.1.x
I strongly suggest you update, and you will gain improved funtionality.
If i assign a static ip in the windows vpn client i get an error that the server rejected the given address.
This is a wrong thing to do and as discovered will not work.
Search the forums for many previous complaints about doing that.