Requirements for a windows RAS server

Posted on 2011-09-27
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I am looking at making a dedicated RAS server using windows 2003.  I have an IBM 336 3.0 ghz server with 4 gig of ram.  Would this be suitable for a 10-20 connection RAS?  If not, what would be?
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
ID: 36714881
Yes, the server meets requirements :) If those users would not be using resources on VPN server concurrently it should be good :)

Check this link, might be helpful for you during implementation


Expert Comment

by:Amitabh Singh
ID: 36715906
yes your system configuration is ok , but you need 2 NIC one connected to WAN (Internet with public IP address ) and 2nd connected to LAN network

Step by step guide can be found in link below

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ID: 36716699
I guess to this properly, I need another server for RADIUS or is that absolutely needed?
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Amitabh Singh earned 275 total points
ID: 36716737
for 10-20 connection their is no need for RADIUS , RADIUS required for large network wear you need separate server for VPN client authentication

if you want to enable Dial up connection (VPN connection ) for a user you just need to enable it via AD user properties

  Dial up
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
Krzysztof Pytko earned 125 total points
ID: 36716903
Yeah, RADIUS server is a "command center" for many RADIUS clients (VPN servers). It's a common place for authorization and authentication.

RADIUS server allows you to create policies once whereas you have to do the same policies on each VPN server (RADIUS client)


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ID: 36717132
point increase for both answers

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