Checklist: Implementing a Dial-up Remote Access Server Design

Published: April 30, 2010

Updated: April 30, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Complete the tasks in this checklist in order. When a reference link takes you to a procedure, return to this topic after you complete the steps in that procedure so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks in this checklist.

Checklist Checklist:

Implementing a Dial-up Remote Access Server Design


  Task Reference

Review key concepts and design considerations for dial-up remote access.

Conceptual topic Dial-Up Networking

Conceptual topic Dial-up Remote Access Design in the Routing and Remote Access Services Design Guide


Install the dial-up modem equipment and device drivers.

See the documentation provided by the modem equipment manufacturer.


Configure the server as a dial-up remote access server.

Conceptual topic Configure a Dial-up Remote Access Server


Configure TCP/IP on the server LAN interface and the dial-in ports for remote client access.

Conceptual topic Configure a Dial-up Connection to the Intranet


Configure remote access on a per-user basis, or create a remote access policy to allow only authorized users and computers to access the private network through the dial-up server.

Conceptual topic Configure a Remote Access Network Policy


Set the encryption level for incoming dial-up connections.

Conceptual topic Configure Encryption for Dial-up Access


(Optional) Create a custom Connection Manager profile to manage client connections and simplify troubleshooting.

Conceptual topic Connection Manager Administration Kit


Test the connection from a dial-up client.

Conceptual topic Verify the Client Dial-up Connection

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