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New ways to do VPN tasks

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

New ways to do familiar tasks

The following table lists common tasks for configuring virtual private networks (VPNs). The user interface for performing these tasks is different in this version of Windows from the way it was in Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT 4.0 with the Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS).

Notes

  • There are no significant user interface differences between Windows 2000, Windows XP, and the Windows Server 2003 family for this component.

  • On Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, you can create up to 1,000 Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) ports, and you can create up to 1,000 Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) ports. However, Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, can accept only one virtual private network (VPN) connection at a time. Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, can accept up to 1,000 concurrent VPN connections. If 1,000 VPN clients are connected, further connection attempts are denied until the number of connections falls below 1,000.

Please choose your upgrade path:

Windows NT 4.0 to a product in the Windows Server 2003 family

 

If you want to In Windows NT 4.0 use In this version of Windows

Install the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)

Protocols tab of Network in Control Panel

PPTP is automatically installed.

Set the maximum number of PPTP connections

Protocols tab of Network in Control Panel

Use Properties of Ports in Routing and Remote Access.

Set PPTP packet filtering

The Advanced IP Addressing dialog box from the properties of the TCP/IP protocol (Protocols tab of Network in Control Panel)

PPTP packet filtering is set by default when you run the Routing and Remote Access Setup Wizard or set manually when you use Properties of the IP interface in General under IP Routing in Routing and Remote Access.

Windows NT 4.0 with RRAS to a product in the Windows Server 2003 family

 

If you want to Windows NT 4.0 with RRAS use In this version of Windows

Install the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)

Protocols tab of Network in Control Panel

PPTP is automatically installed.

Set the maximum number of PPTP connections

Protocols tab of Network in Control Panel

Use Properties of Ports in Routing and Remote Access.

Set PPTP packet filtering

Properties of the IP interface in Summary under IP Routing in Routing and RAS Admin

PPTP packet filtering is set by default when you run the Routing and Remote Access Setup Wizard or set manually when you use Properties of IP interface in General under IP Routing in Routing and Remote Access.

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