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Designing Support for Client Access

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

After you have designed your IAS infrastructure and determined what role IAS will play in your network, you must consider what types of network and remote access clients you will need to support. For each type, your IAS server configuration will differ, and you will need to make different planning decisions.

Windows Server 2003 IAS supports the following forms of network access:

  • Dial-up remote

  • VPN

  • Wireless

  • Authenticating switch


  • You can use the Routing and Remote Access service included with Windows Server 2003 or the Microsoft® Windows® 2000 operating system to provide network access. However, you can also use third-party network access servers with Windows Server 2003 IAS. To ensure that the third-party access server works with Windows Server 2003 IAS, check with the manufacturer to confirm that the product supports RFCs 2865, 2866, and 2869.

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