Windows Security: Build a VPN Server - Page 2
Next you will need to setup a VPN connection from a client. Here are the steps on a Windows XP machine:
That's it! You should now be able to double click on the VPN connection you just created and logon with a user account that is a member of the group you allowed VPN access to in the remote access policy created above.
Last time we talked about a split tunnel versus a full tunnel. Here's how you configure that option: . Un-checking this option will create a split tunnel when you initiate the VPN connection, and leaving it check creates a full tunnel.
We also talked about PPTP versus L2TP/IPSec in the previous article. Here's how you can force the connection to use one of those two options (remember that L2TP/IPSec requires certificates):.
That's all folks; here are two final pieces of information that may come in handy if you roll out a Windows VPN server: 1) Where applicable, user account settings on the Dial-up tab of an AD user object override the remote access policy settings created on the IAS server 2) Windows Server 2003 Standard edition only supports up to 1000 concurrent connections.