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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Configuring a Virtual Private Network

The uses and types of VPNs were described earlier in this chapter and in some detail in Chapter 20. This section outlines the steps involved in configuring and using a VPN for PPTP connections across the Internet.

Configuring the Internet Connection

Your connection to the Internet will be over a dedicated line of some sort—most typically T1, Fractional T1, or Frame Relay. You’ll need to be sure that the WAN adapter is in the Windows Server 2003 HCL. The WAN adapter includes drivers that are installed in the operating system, allowing the WAN adapter to appear as a network adapter. The WAN adapter is configured with the IP address and subnet mask assigned for your domain or supplied by an ISP, as well as ...

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