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STEP 3: Install and Configure EDGE2

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: August 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2



EDGE2 is the second member of a Remote Access cluster. EDGE2 is installed and configured before enabling the cluster configuration.

You will perform the following steps to configure EDGE2:

  1. Install the operating system on EDGE2—Install Windows Server® 2012 on EDGE2.

  2. Configure TCP/IP properties—After installing the operating system on EDGE2, configure static IP addressing information on its internal and external network adapters.

  3. Rename EDGE2 and join it to the domain—Rename the computer to EDGE2 and join it to the CORP domain.

  4. Install the IP-HTTPS certificate—To accept incoming IP-HTTPS requests, the EDGE2 Remote Access cluster member must have an IP-HTTPS website certificate installed in its machine certificate store. The certificate must have the same name as the IP-HTTPS certificate on EDGE1.

  5. Install the Remote Access role on EDGE2—Before you can join EDGE2 to the Remote Access cluster, you must install the Remote Access server role on EDGE2.

  1. On EDGE2, start the installation of Windows Server 2012.

  2. Follow the instructions to complete the installation, specifying Windows Server 2012 (full installation) and a strong password for the local Administrator account. Log on using the local Administrator account.

  3. Connect EDGE2 to a network that has Internet access and run Windows Update to install the latest updates for Windows Server 2012, and then disconnect from the Internet.

  4. Connect one network adapter to the Corpnet subnet or the virtual switch representing the corpnet subnet and the other to the Internet subnet or virtual switch representing the Internet subnet.

  1. In the Server Manager console, click Local Server, and then in the Properties area, next to Wired Ethernet Connection, click the link.

  2. In the Network Connections window, right-click the network connection that is connected to the Corpnet subnet or virtual switch, and then click Rename.

  3. Type Corpnet, and then press ENTER.

  4. Right-click Corpnet, and then click Properties.

  5. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.

  6. Click Use the following IP address. In IP address, type 10.0.0.8. In Subnet mask, type 255.255.255.0.

  7. Click Use the following DNS server addresses. In Preferred DNS server, type 10.0.0.1.

  8. Click Advanced, and then click the DNS tab.

  9. In DNS suffix for this connection, type corp.contoso.com, click OK twice.

  10. Click Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), and then click Properties.

  11. Click Use the following IPv6 address. In IPv6 address, type 2001:db8:1::8. In Subnet prefix length, type 64.

  12. Click Use the following DNS server addresses. In Preferred DNS server, type 2001:db8:1::1.

  13. Click Advanced, and then click the DNS tab.

  14. In DNS suffix for this connection, type corp.contoso.com, click OK twice, and then click Close.

  15. In the Network Connections window, right-click the network connection that is connected to the Internet subnet, and then click Rename.

  16. Type Internet, and then press ENTER.

  17. Right-click Internet, and then click Properties.

  18. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.

  19. Click Use the following IP address. In IP address, enter 131.107.0.8. In Subnet mask, enter 255.255.255.0.

  20. Click the DNS tab

  21. In DNS suffix for this connection, type isp.example.com, and then click OK twice, and then click Close.

  22. Close the Network Connections window.

  23. To check network communication between EDGE2 and DC1, click Start, type cmd, and then press ENTER.

  24. In the Command Prompt window, type ping dc1.corp.contoso.com and press ENTER. Verify that there are four responses from 10.0.0.1 or the IPv6 address 2001:db8:1::1

  25. Close the Command Prompt window.

  1. In the Server Manager console, in Local Server, in the Properties area, next to Computer name, click the link.

  2. On the System Properties dialog box, on the Computer Name tab, click Change.

  3. On the Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box, in the Computer name box, type EDGE2. In the Member of area, click Domain, and in the text box, enter corp.contoso.com, and then click OK.

  4. When you are prompted for a user name and password, type User1 and its password, and then click OK.

  5. When you see a dialog box welcoming you to the corp.contoso.com domain, click OK.

  6. When you are prompted that you must restart the computer, click OK.

  7. On the System Properties dialog box, click Close.

  8. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Restart Now.

  9. After restarting, login as CORP\User1.

  1. On the Start screen, type mmc.exe, and then press ENTER. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Yes.

  2. In the MMC console, on the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.

  3. On the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, click Certificates, click Add, click Computer account, click Next, click Finish, and then click OK.

  4. In the left pane of the console, navigate to Certificates (Local Computer)\Personal\Certificates. Right click the Certificates node, point to All Tasks, and then click Request New Certificate.

  5. On the Certificate Enrollment wizard, click Next twice.

  6. On the Request Certificates page, select the Web Server check box, and then click More information is required to enroll for this certificate.

  7. On the Certificate Properties dialog box, on the Subject tab, in the Subject name area, in the Type list, click Common Name.

  8. In Value, type edge1.contoso.com, and then click Add.

  9. In the Alternative name area, in the Type list, click DNS.

  10. In Value, type edge1.contoso.com, and then click Add.

  11. On the General tab, in Friendly name, type IP-HTTPS Certificate.

  12. Click OK, click Enroll, and then click Finish.

  13. In the details pane of the Certificates snap-in, verify that a new certificate with the name edge1.contoso.com was enrolled with Intended Purposes of Server Authentication.

  14. Close the console window. If you are prompted to save settings, click No.

  1. In the Server Manager console, in the Dashboard, click Add roles and features.

  2. Click Next three times to get to the server role selection screen.

  3. On the Select server roles dialog, select Remote Access, click Add Features, and then click Next.

  4. Click Next five times.

  5. On the Confirm installation selections dialog, click Install.

  6. On the Installation progress dialog, verify that the installation was successful, and then click Close.

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