Routing and Remote Access only allows 5 users to connect

Posted on 2012-09-11
Last Modified: 2012-10-04
I recently setup Routing and Remote access on my Windows 2003 server. It works fine except only 5 users can connect. I know it allows up to 1000 connections but I can't find how to increase it above 5.

Question by:pahurdle
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    Look at the Routing and Remote Access Service and see how many ports have been configured.  5 is the usual (default number), so you may just need to adjust the number of ports and then you can have more VPN users connecting.
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    How many addresses do you have allotted in your address pool? Let us know.

    Here is a brief example:
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    by:Alan Hardisty
    Click on Start> Programs> Administrative Tools> Routing and Remote Access.

    Expand your Server, then click on Ports.

    Now right-click on Ports and choose Properties.

    Double-Click on the WAN Miniport (PPTP) port and change the number of PPTP ports from 5 to whatever number you need and click on OK twice.

    Job done.

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