Maximum VPN users essentials 2016?

In SBS 2008 (and 2011) the maximum number of concurrent VPN users is set at 5 out of the box. You have to make a change in the Routing and Remote Access console to increase the number allowed.

Not sure if a similar limitation exists in Server 2016 Standard with Essentials Role. With bad weather today in NJ I have most clients working from home. One has 21 users Logged into VPN. No issues, but I'm just trying to find out if there is any limitation on the number of concurrent VPN connections in 2016 (and how it can be increased) - just in case...

Anyone know?
Sal SoricePresidentAsked:
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
I am not much help but with Essentials 2016 and SSTP VPN conditions are controlled by NPS and the RD Gateway service.  I see no way to limit connections within NPS and RD Gateway is only limited by the 25 user license of essentials.  If your users have office PCs, remote web workplace would require less bandwidth and give better performance.  Just a suggestion.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I stopped using Windows VPN years ago.  But Essentials has a 25 user limit period.  That would be the VPN limit as well.  I would recommend using the UTM device for VPN.  I switched to Untangle years ago and the OpenVPN client built in to the free version is reliable and solid.
Sal SoricePresidentAuthor Commented:
Rob and Lee,

Thanks for the comments! I'm using Server 2016 Standard with the Essentials Role - so the 25 user limit does not apply. Just trying to find out if there are any user limit limitations on the VPN for Server 2016 Standard.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Supported Number of VPN Connections in Routing and Remote Access

Version / Edition of Windows                                                     Maximum total number of VPN Connections
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition                                                                                                 1000
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise and Datacenter Editions                                                             Unlimited
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Editions                                            250
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and Datacenter Editions        Unlimited

Considering that 2012 removed all technical differences between Standard, Datacenter, and Enterprise, I expect 2012 is Unlimited as well.  In turn, 2016 has some technical differences, they are in the area of storage and virtualization, I believe.
Rob WilliamsCommented:
I fully understand the question.  In prior versions which used PPTP and L2TP when you set up the VPN it enabled 5 ports by default.  This limited the number of simultaneous connections. You could increase that I believe to 255 (maybe more) using the RRAS console.  Server 2016 uses SSTP, assuming you used the Essentials wizard, or did so manually.  The restrictions with it are set within NPS.  There do not seem to be any limits with it, nor any way to create them if you wanted to.  It's a good question though, I can't find any documentation to confirm this.

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Sal SoricePresidentAuthor Commented:
Thanks Rob and Will!

Both comments were helpful. Rob hit the nail on the head, though. There does not seem to be any limits on VPN connections in Server 2016 - but there is no documentation stating the official Microsoft policy or if there are any default / user configurable settings!
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