Setting up a VPN on Windows Server 2008 / Vista
Posted on 2009-12-17
I am running Windows Server 2008 and I have installed the Routing and Remote Access Role. I have a Custom Configuration for the VPN as I only have one NIC on the server.
I would ultimately like to be able to switch on a laptop and log straight on my domain through Active Directory remotely/through the internet.
I am a little unsure how to do this.
Firstly, what DNS records do I need to set for my external domain (e.g. domain.com). For info, the VPN server is also acting as my domain controller and I have a local domain running.
Secondly, what do I need to do on my router/firewall? It's a Netgear ProSafe router and I have enabled VPN passthrough and opened up the PPTP port and forwarded this port to the server behind the router.
Thirdly, what do I need to do on the laptop or other remote computers? I have attempted to set up a VPN connection, but when I try to connect, it asks for a username/password/domain, then displays "Registering computer on the network" before failing to connect. I have no idea if the laptop has found the server/VPN or not.
Thanks in advance!