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Overview of Remote Access Client Deployment

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

If you have users who travel frequently or need to access your network from home or other locations, Connection Manager provides a way for you to customize a self-installing service profile for your users. The Connection Manager client allows users to either connect to your network directly or to create a VPN connection from a remote location. Using this managed remote access solution reduces administration by providing a single connection client for all remote access users.

Before you deploy a remote access client solution, you must design and deploy your remote access and VPN servers and related infrastructure. You must also deploy an authentication service, such as Internet Authentication Service (IAS), to enable authentication, authorization, and accounting. Many of the decisions that you make when you deploy your Connection Manager service profiles are based on the decisions that you make when you design your servers.

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