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Routing and Remote Access Service Update for Windows NT Server 4.0

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Note: If you do not have a valid license for Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Microsoft BackOffice® 2.5 or Microsoft Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition, you are not authorized to install, copy or otherwise use the routing and remote access service.

System Requirements

  • Windows NT 4.0 plus Service Pack 3 or greater

  • A 32-bit x86-based microprocessor (such as Intel 80486/50 or higher), Intel Pentium, or supported RISC-based microprocessor, such as the Digital Alpha Systems

  • One or more network adapter cards, WAN cards, or modems

  • VGA, or higher resolution, monitor

  • One or more hard disks, with 40 MB minimum free disk space on the partition that will contain the Routing and Remote Access Service system files

  • 16-MB RAM minimum

Preparing Your System

Installation Note: It is important to load all communication components in the proper order. Proper installation of RAS and Routing occurs as follows:

  • Install Windows NT Server 4.0, (If already done do not repeat)

  • Install any new LAN and WAN hardware, (If already done do not repeat)

  • Install Windows NT Server Service Pack 3 or 4, (If already done do not repeat)

  • Install the RAS and Routing components, (If already done do not repeat)

  • Re-Install Windows NT Server Service Pack 3 or 4 (whichever you installed prior)

By sequentially loading each of the features you insure a proper implementation and minimize the chance of encountering any unforeseen issues.

  1. Before you install Routing and Remote Access Service, install all the hardware on your computer that you will need for a router. This includes modems, ISDN devices, or other remote access devices for remote access connectivity, as well as network adapters for network connectivity. Use the manufacturer's instructions to install these devices on your computer.

Note: Installing LAN and WAN hardware prior to installing Routing and Remote Access Service is recommended. You do not need to reinstall Routing and Remote Access Service if you change or add hardware.

Microsoft Software License Terms

Important—Read Carefully The Microsoft software product which you are about to download, including any "online" or electronic documentation (collectively referred to as "Routing and Remote Access Service"), is deemed part of the Server Software of Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 and is, therefore, subject to the terms and conditions of the Microsoft Software License Terms ("license terms") for Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 (either as a stand alone product or as a component of BackOffice®) or for Microsoft Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition, which you licensed previously from Microsoft. By installing, copying or otherwise using this Routing and Remote Access Service, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the license terms. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not install, copy or use the Routing and Remote Access Service.

If you accept the terms and conditions of the agreement above:

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Important Installation Information

During Setup, you can install the Routing and Remote Access Service files on the same computer on which you downloaded the files, or you can download the files and then install Routing and Remote Access Service on another computer.

Download the Routing and Remote Access Service Files

Routing and Remote Access Service files come in a self-extracting archive.

Specify the path and directory where you want to put the Routing and Remote Access Service installation files. These files are kept on your computer for future configuration or installations. After copying the files to a directory on your computer, you can then continue Setup and install Routing and Remote Access Service, or you can exit Setup to install Routing and Remote Access Service at a later time or on another computer.

Note: If Setup detects that you have a previous version of RAS or are running the SNMP Service, it prompts you to delete RAS and pause the SNMP Service. If you choose to delete RAS, Setup prompts you to restart your computer. The Setup program automatically continues when the computer restarts.

Install Routing and Remote Access Service Options

During Routing and Remote Access Service Setup, you can install any or all of the following options:

Options

Effect

Remote access service

Installs support for client dial-up networking

LAN routing

Installs support for LAN-to-LAN routing (including WAN cards that support LAN emulation)

Demand-dial routing

Installs support for routing over WANs and dial-up media, such as ISDN and PPTP

Finish Installation If You Install a RAS Server

If you install Remote Access Service (RAS), you must configure additional Setup dialog boxes. Additionally, you can choose to use Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) authentication instead of Windows NT authentication to authenticate remote clients.

  1. In the Add RAS Device dialog box, select the remote access devices, such as modems or PPTP VPNs, that you want to use for demand-dial routing and RAS, and click OK.

  2. In the Routing and Remote Access Setup dialog box, click Network.

  3. In the Network Configuration dialog box, select the network protocols you want to use for your router (IP or IPX).

  4. If you want to use RADIUS authentication, in the Authentication provider box, click the RADIUS option and click Configure.

    You can then select and configure RADIUS servers to use as your provider.

  5. In the Routing and Remote Access Setup dialog box, click Continue.

After you have finished installing Routing and Remote Access Service, the Routing and RAS Admin tool is installed in your Start/Programs/Administrative Tools (Common) folder. Any network adapters that you have installed automatically appear as interfaces in Routing and RAS Admin. If you plan to use routing protocols, you must add the protocols and then add interfaces to them before you can begin to use the Windows NT router.

Installing Routing and Remote Access Service by Using a Network Connection to the Setup Files

You can download the files as described in "Download Routing and Remote Access Service Files," and then install Routing and Remote Access Service on another computer.

Although you can download the Routing and Remote Access Service files to any client or workstation computer, Routing and Remote Access Service can be installed only on a computer running Windows NT Server.

To install Routing and Remote Access Service on another computer, you need to follow the steps outlined in the following sections:

Copy Setup Files:

copy the file mprsetup.exe from the directory where you stored the installation files to Systemroot\System32 on your computer running Windows NT Server.

Run Setup:

  • On the Windows NT Server computer, open a Command Prompt window.

  • Run mprsetup and type the path to the installation files.

    For example, type: mprsetup\\Computername\Share

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