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Provide network access to employees in remote locations

Published: June 9, 2010

Updated: June 9, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use the goals below to determine your preferred method for providing network access to remote employees.

To accomplish this goal, you need to deploy one or more dial-up servers using the Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS). For more information, see Deploying Dial-up and VPN Remote Access Servers at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=202997.

To accomplish this goal, you need to deploy one or more virtual private network (VPN) servers using the Routing and Remote Access service (RRAS) and Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP). For more information, see Routing and Remote Access Service at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=153482.

To accomplish this goal, you need to deploy one or more virtual private network (VPN) servers using the Routing and Remote Access service (RRAS) and Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol over Internet Protocol security (L2TP/IPsec). For more information, see Checklist: Installing and Configuring an RRAS VPN Server at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=193987.

To accomplish this goal, you need to deploy DirectAccess. For more information, see DirectAccess at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=147551.

To accomplish this goal, you need to deploy two or more virtual private network (VPN) servers using the Routing and Remote Access service (RRAS) and Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol over Internet Protocol security (L2TP/IPsec). For more information, see Checklist: Connecting Remote Sites at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=193990.

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