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Checklist: Connecting Remote Sites

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The following are tasks you must perform to allow connections from remote clients.

Choose remote site connection type:

  • Dial-up or virtual private network (VPN) connection.

  • On-demand or persistent connection.

  • One-way or two-way connection.

Choose security features:

  • Integrate the VPN server into a perimeter network.

  • Choose authentication provider.

  • Choose authentication method.

  • Choose Microsoft Point-to-Point Encryption (MPPE) or Internet Protocol security (IPsec) encryption.

  • Choose router user accounts and groups.

  • Choose remote access policy type.

Integrate the remote site connection into your network:

  • Design routing infrastructure.

  • Plan IP address assignment and name resolution.

  • Plan Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) integration.

Deploy site-to-site connection.

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