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Configure ports for remote access

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 ports for remote access

  1. Open Routing and Remote Access.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Ports.


    • Routing and Remote Access/server name/Ports

  3. Click Properties.

  4. In the Ports Properties dialog box, click a device, and then click Configure.

  5. In the Configure Device dialog box, do one or more of the following:

    • To enable remote access, select the Remote access connections (inbound only) check box.

    • To enable demand-dial routing, select the Demand-dial routing connections (inbound and outbound) check box.


  • 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.

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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