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Configure authentication

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To configure authentication

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Open Routing and Remote Access and, if necessary, double-click Routing and Remote Access and the server name.

    • Open Internet Authentication Service and, if necessary, double-click Internet Authentication Service.

  2. In the console tree, click Remote Access Policies.

  3. In the details pane, double-click the policy that you want to configure.

  4. Click Edit Profile.

  5. On the Authentication tab, specify any required settings.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group. As a security best practice, consider using the Run As command rather than logging on with administrative credentials. If you have logged on with administrative credentials, you can also open Routing and Remote Access by clicking Start, clicking Control Panel, double-clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Routing and Remote Access. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • To open Internet Authentication Service, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Internet Authentication Service.

  • When using the EAP-TLS authentication method with certificates, TLS uses cached certificate properties instead of reading the certificate from the certificate store. If a certificate is either changed or deleted and replaced by a new certificate, TLS continues using outdated cached certificate information until the cache expires or is refreshed. If you change or replace a certificate, you can refresh the TLS cache by restarting the server computer.

  • For information about configuring specific authentication protocols, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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