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Accept incoming network connections

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To accept incoming network connections

  1. Open Network Connections.

  2. Double-click New Connection Wizard, and then click Next.

  3. Click Set up an advanced connection, and then click Next.

  4. Click Accept incoming connections, click Next, and then follow the instructions in the New Connection Wizard.


  • To create an incoming network connection, you must be a member of the Administrators group.

  • To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.

  • If you make another incoming network connection, and you use the New Connection Wizard again, the existing incoming network connection is reconfigured.

  • For large numbers of incoming connections on a server that operates as part of a distributed network or as a domain controller, use Routing and Remote Access to create a remote access server.

  • If your incoming connection and Fax Service have problems working together (for example, you cannot receive incoming connection calls on a device enabled for Fax receive), the modem may not support adaptive answer. Check your modem documentation to verify that you need to disable Fax receive for that device to accept incoming connections.

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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