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Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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Routing and Remote Access—Tasks

Synopsis

The RRAS console is used to configure WS2003 as a remote access server, VPN server, or basic NAT/firewall server. Unless otherwise specified, the tasks in this section assume that you have already opened the Routing and Remote Access console by:

Start Administrative Tools Routing and Remote Access

Note

To create and configure connections, use Network Connections in the Control Panel (see Connections earlier in this chapter for more information).

Configure and Enable Routing and Remote Access

In order to install and use the RRAS on a WS2003 computer so it can accept incoming connections from clients, you must first configure and enable the RRAS:

Right-click on server Configure and Enable Routing and Remote Access

This starts the RRAS Setup Wizard, which prompts you to choose a role for your remote access server. You can select from five different roles:

Remote access (dial-up or VPN)
Network address translation (NAT)
Virtual Private Network (VPN) access and NAT
Secure connection between two private networks
Custom configuration

Once you’ve walked through the wizard and configured the RRAS, you can perform further configuration using steps outlined later in this topic. If you decide later that you want to change the role of your RRAS server, you can remove the existing configuration and then run the wizard again. To remove the existing configuration of a remote access server:

Right-click on server Disable Routing and Remote Access

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