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Planning Your RRAS Deployment

Published: April 30, 2010

Updated: April 30, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

After you collect information about your network environment and decide on a Routing and Remote Access Services (RRAS) design by following the guidance in the RRAS Design Guide, you can begin to plan the deployment of your organization's RRAS design. With the completed RRAS design and the information in this topic, you can determine which tasks to perform to deploy RRAS in your organization.

If the design team that developed the RRAS design for your organization is different from the deployment team that will implement the design, make sure that the deployment team reviews all final decisions with the design team. Review the following points regarding your RRAS design:

  • Evaluate the design team's strategy to determine the best physical topology for the placement of RRAS servers in your corporate network by reviewing the following topics in the RRAS Design Guide:

    It is possible that the design team might leave the subject of RRAS server placement for the deployment team. The deployment team is then responsible for documenting and implementing the physical topology of RRAS servers in addition to domain controllers and servers that provide supporting technologies, such as DHCP and NPS.

  • Ensure that members of the deployment team understand the reasons the selected RRAS design is being deployed and how client and server computers will be affected. Ensure that members of the deployment team also understand the stages of the RRAS deployment and what decisions govern when to advance from one deployment stage to the next.

After the design teams and deployment teams agree on these issues, they can proceed with the deployment of the RRAS design. For more information, see Implementing Your RRAS Design Plan.

For more information about how RRAS works and how to set up RRAS in a test lab, see the following resources:

  • Routing and Remote Access Design Guide

  • Remote Access Step-by-Step Guide: Deploying Remote Access with VPN Reconnect (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd637783(WS.10).aspx)

  • SSTP Remote Access Step-by-Step Guide: Deployment (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731352(WS.10).aspx)

  • RRAS technical references, virtual labs, articles, and related resources are available at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/network/bb545655.aspx.

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