Windows 2000 Professional and VPN Server

Posted on 2003-11-17
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hello All,

I am sure that this has been asked before, but..

Is there a way of creating a VPN Server on a windows 2000 Professional computer?

I know it can be done on Windows 2000 Server, but dont have it..

I normally use a VNC link but its a bit slow at times especially when I have a lot of information on the screen.

I have seen it done once by our IT chaps at the last company I worked at, but cant remember how they did it.

Any pointers?

Many thanks

Question by:scatty
  • 2
LVL 67

Expert Comment

ID: 9768414
LVL 67

Accepted Solution

sirbounty earned 2000 total points
ID: 9768417
Right-click My Network Places, and then click Properties.

Right-click Make New Connections, and then click New Connection to start the New Connection Wizard.
Click Next.

On the Network Connections Type dialog box, click Accept Incoming Connections, and then click Next.

On the Devices for Incoming Connections dialog box, do not select any device, only click Next.

On the Incoming Virtual Private Connection dialog box, click Allow Private Connections, and then click Next.

On the Allowed Users dialog box, select or add all users for whom you want to enable access. The accounts have to exist on both computers that are involved in establishing the VPN connection.

On the Networking Components dialog box, make sure that TCP\IP, File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, and Client for Microsoft Networks are listed as networking components, and checked.

Now select TCP\IP and click properties button.

Check Allow users to access network if you want dial in users to have access to the LAN through the VPN. Now either select the DHCP option if you have a DHCP server on teh LAN or then enter a static ip pool to be assigned to the VPN clients. Click NEXT.

On the Completing the Network Connection Wizard dialog box, the connection name is "Incoming Connections" by default and the name cannot be changed. Click Finish.

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
What to do if a split doesn't fit? Or a bunch of invoice lines must be rounded while the sum must match a total? It takes a little, but - when done - it is extremely easy to implement.
The video provides a quick and easy steps to migrate MBOX file to well known Outlook PST and Office 365. Besides this, it also supports and migrates more than 20 email clients of MBOX which include AppleMail, Opera, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey effortl…
Watch the video to know how one can repair corrupt Exchange OST file effortlessly and convert OST emails to MS Outlook PST file format by using Kernel for OST to PST converter tool. It can convert OST to MSG, MBOX, EML to access them. It can migrate…

600 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question