Create Policies for Dial-Up or VPN with a Wizard
Updated: March 29, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
You can use this procedure to create the connection request policies and network policies required to deploy either dial-up servers or virtual private network (VPN) servers as Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) clients to the Network Policy Server (NPS) RADIUS server.
|Client computers, such as wireless portable computers and other computers running client operating systems, are not RADIUS clients. RADIUS clients are network access servers—such as wireless access points, 802.1X-capable switches, virtual private network (VPN) servers, and dial-up servers—because they use the RADIUS protocol to communicate with RADIUS servers such as Network Policy Server (NPS) servers.|
This procedure explains how to open the New Dial-up or Virtual Private Network Connections wizard in NPS.
After you run the wizard, the following policies are created:
One connection request policy
One network policy
Running the New Dial-up or Virtual Private Network Connections wizard is not the only step required to deploy dial-up or VPN servers as RADIUS clients to the NPS server. Both network access methods require that you deploy additional hardware and software components.
|You can run the New Dial-up or Virtual Private Network Connections wizard every time you need to create new policies for dial-up servers and VPN servers.|
Membership in Domain Admins , or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.
To create policies for dial-up or VPN with a wizard
Open the NPS console. If it is not already selected, click NPS (Local) . If you are running the NPS MMC snap-in and want to create policies on a remote NPS server, select the server.
In Getting Started and Standard Configuration , select RADIUS server for Dial-Up or VPN Connections . The text and links under the text change to reflect your selection.
Click Configure VPN or Dial-Up with a wizard . The New Dial-up or Virtual Private Network Connections wizard opens.