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Checklist: Implementing a VPN Remote Access Server Design

Published: April 30, 2010

Updated: April 30, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

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Complete the tasks in this checklist in order. When a reference link takes you to a procedure, return to this topic after you complete the steps in that procedure so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks in this checklist.

Checklist Checklist:

Implementing a VPN Remote Access Server Design

 

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Review key concepts and design considerations for VPN-based remote access.

Conceptual topic Virtual Private Networking

Conceptual topic VPN Remote Access Design in the Routing and Remote Access Services Design Guide

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Install the Routing and Remote Access role service on the VPN server.

Conceptual topic Install and Enable the Routing and Remote Access Service

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Configure TCP/IP on network interfaces on the VPN server that are connected to the public and private networks.

Conceptual topic Configure TCP/IP on the VPN Server

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Enable the VPN server to forward packets between remote access clients and the intranet.

Conceptual topic Enable IP Packet Forwarding

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Configure name resolution so that remote access clients can resolve the names of computers on the private network.

Conceptual topic Configure Name Resolution on a VPN Server

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Enable the VPN server to relay Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) messages between DHCP clients and DHCP servers on different IP networks.

Conceptual topic Configure the DHCP Relay Agent

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Configure packet filters on the VPN server to allow only desired network traffic.

Conceptual topic Configure Packet Filters for a VPN Server

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Configure routing on the VPN server so that the server can forward traffic from remote access clients to locations on the private network.

Conceptual topic Configuring Routing for a VPN Solution

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Configure remote access policies to enable only authorized users and computers to access the private network through the VPN server.

Conceptual topic Configure a Remote Access Network Policy

If required by your design, configure PPTP for use by remote access clients.

Conceptual topic Configure PPTP-based Remote Access

If required by your design, configure L2TP/IPsec for use by remote access clients.

Conceptual topic Configure L2TP/IPsec-based Remote Access

If required by your design, configure SSTP for use by remote access clients.

Conceptual topic Configure SSTP-based Remote Access

If required by your design, configure VPN Reconnect using IKEv2 for use by remote access clients.

Conceptual topic Configure IKEv2-based Remote Access

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Implement security.

Conceptual topic Implementing Security for a VPN Solution

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Verify the VPN connection from a remote access client.

Conceptual topic Verify the Client VPN Connection

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