RRAS Setup on SBS 2003

Posted on 2009-02-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have an SBS 2003 with about 25 XP clients.  Some of the clients are laptops that need to connect remotely via the connection manager that can be downloaded and installed.
How do I setup RRAS to allow these clients to connect remotely?  I got confused in the setup wizard when it asked which network adapters I wanted to use for what.  I have three NICs in the SBS, but only two are plugged in. There is a separate router, but the SBS does DHCP and DNS functions.

Question by:paulfarmer
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    Use the network adapter that is on your local subnet that you want the clients to connect to. Unless you are using load ballancing then either will do.

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    If you mean VPN, like PPTP, you just have to enable it in RAS (right-click the server name in RRAS Console and choose properties, make sure to place a checkmark under "Remote Access Server").

    After that right click on "Ports" under your servername and right click to get "Properties". Set the number of simultaneous PPTP ports that you require.

    By default PPTP listens for incoming connection on TCP port 1723. Make sure this port is unblocked in your firewalls. You also need to enable GRE protocol to pass through your Internet firewall, most firewalls will do this automatically.
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    If you can't click on the "Remote Access Server" in properties, then reconfigure your RRAS and choose wither "Custom" or "Remote Access Server" role

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