Create Policies for Dial-Up or VPN with a Wizard

Updated: March 29, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

You can use this procedure to create the connection request policies and network policies required to deploy either dial-up servers or virtual private network (VPN) servers as Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) clients to the Network Policy Server (NPS) RADIUS server.

Client computers, such as wireless portable computers and other computers running client operating systems, are not RADIUS clients. RADIUS clients are network access servers—such as wireless access points, 802.1X-capable switches, virtual private network (VPN) servers, and dial-up servers—because they use the RADIUS protocol to communicate with RADIUS servers such as Network Policy Server (NPS) servers.

This procedure explains how to open the New Dial-up or Virtual Private Network Connections wizard in NPS.

After you run the wizard, the following policies are created:

  • One connection request policy

  • One network policy

Running the New Dial-up or Virtual Private Network Connections wizard is not the only step required to deploy dial-up or VPN servers as RADIUS clients to the NPS server. Both network access methods require that you deploy additional hardware and software components.

You can run the New Dial-up or Virtual Private Network Connections wizard every time you need to create new policies for dial-up servers and VPN servers.

Membership in Domain Admins , or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To create policies for dial-up or VPN with a wizard

  1. Open the NPS console. If it is not already selected, click NPS (Local) . If you are running the NPS MMC snap-in and want to create policies on a remote NPS server, select the server.

  2. In Getting Started and Standard Configuration , select RADIUS server for Dial-Up or VPN Connections . The text and links under the text change to reflect your selection.

  3. Click Configure VPN or Dial-Up with a wizard . The New Dial-up or Virtual Private Network Connections wizard opens.

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