Checklist: Implementing a NAT Router 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 NAT Router Design


  Task Reference

Review key concepts and design considerations for NAT-based routing.

Conceptual topic Network Address Translation

Conceptual topic VPN and NAT Design


Install the Routing and Remote Access role service on the server.

Conceptual topic Install and Enable the Routing and Remote Access Service


Configure TCP/IP on the server network interfaces that are connected to the public and private networks.

Conceptual topic Configure TCP/IP on the VPN Server


Enable the server as a NAT router.

Conceptual topic Enable RRAS as a VPN Server and a NAT Router


Configure name resolution so that remote access clients can resolve the names of computers on the private network.

Conceptual topic Configure Name Resolution on a VPN Server


Verify that a client on the private network can access a resource on the Internet, such as a website.

Conceptual topic Verify Client Address Translation and Connectivity

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