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How to install VPN on Windows Server 2012

How to install VPN on Windows Server 2012

We have decided to teach you how to install VPN on Windows Server 2012 from the Windows Server training series. Before we start configuring VPN on Windows Server, let’s first look at VPN and its performance. If you wish, you can Choose your perfect Windows Virtual Private Server Packages and install Windows Server 2012 on it, then continue with the instructions.

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a set of computers that connect to a public network such as the Internet. In commercial locations, VPNs are used to communicate with remote data centers. People can use VPN to access network resources that are not physically located on a Lan (for example, you are in another country and connect to your organization with the help of VPN, and you can control all the servers). In addition, VPNs can encrypt communications.

How to install VPN on Windows Server 2012

When you connect to a VPN, you’re actually using a VPN client, and you’re using a password to connect to a VPN server on the Internet. So, you’re on a network with other people connected to that server, and you can use resources depending on your organization’s policies.

The most important thing is that your communications are encrypted with VPN.

Installing VPN on Windows Server 2012 is easy, do the following steps. This configuration is the server side. This means that in another place a VPN server is configured and you connect to it as a client.

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1. How to install roles related to Remote Access

Open Server Manager and click Manage. Then select Add Roles and Features.

 

Add Roles and Features in server manager

 

Click Next to enter the role tab:

 

How to add roles and features in server manager

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select installation type in server manager

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how to select server to add roles and features in server manager

 

Then select Remote Access and click Next:

 

select remote access in roles section

 

You do not need to select anything from the Features tab. Click Next:

 

add roles and features wizard

 

Click Next again:

 

remote access settings in server manager

 

Select the Direct Access and VPN (RAS):

 

how to select Direct access and vpn in server manager

 

A dialog appears that introduces features that are not present in the system. Click Add Features:

 

Add roles and features wizard

 

Install Remote Access Role. It takes a few minutes:

 

Install Remote Access Role in server manager

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install directaccess and vpn (RAS)

 

2. Tutorial Installing and configuring VPN

Go back to the server management console and click Remote Access. Select your server and right-click on it. Then click Remote Access Management:

 

Remote Access Management

 

Select Run the Getting Started the Wizard as shown below:

 

Run the Getting Started the Wizard

 

Select Deploy VPN Only, here the program will start installing:

 

How to configure remote access to deploy vpn

 

Now select your server and right-click on it.

Select Configure and Enable Routing and Remote access:

 

Configure and Enable Routing and Remote access

 

A new installation guide will appear:

 

Routing and Remote access server setup wizard

 

Select Custom Configuration and click Next:

 

How to Configure and Enable Routing and Remote access

 

Just select the VPN Access option:

 

How to enable vpn service in server manager

 

Finally, complete the process and open the program:

 

How to complete the routing and remote access server

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How to start the vpn service

 

Note: The router and firewall must be configured correctly to support VPN performance.

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3. How to enable user access for remote control

You can allow users to access Remote Access from the Active Directory settings.

 

Remote Access from the Active Directory settings

 

Conclusion

How to install a VPN in Windows Server 2012 is one of the most important and practical cases that was taught in this article due to the high demand of users. The complete steps of How to install roles related to Remote Access and How to enable user access for remote control were also explained in this tutorial.

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  • James
    James
    7 months ago

    Please name the authentication protocols in the VPN.

    Reply
    • Dani
      Dani
      7 months ago

      PAP or Password Authentication Protocol
      SPAP or Secure Password Authentication Protocol
      CHAP or Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
      MSCHAP or Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
      MS-CHAPv2
      EAP

      Reply
  • Robert
    Robert
    7 months ago

    How is VPN addressing?

    Reply
    • Dani
      Dani
      7 months ago

      The server provides users with an IP address in two ways:
      a) DHCP Delivered
      b) Automatic assignment

      Reply
  • Emanuel
    Emanuel
    7 months ago

    Is there a file server roll in the Windows Server Web Edition?

    Reply
    • Dani
      Dani
      7 months ago

      No, File Server Roll is not available in Windows Server Web Edition.

      Reply
  • Bernard
    Bernard
    7 months ago

    What is the function of a file server?

    Reply
    • Dani
      Dani
      7 months ago

      File servers on computer networks provide file systems for clients to connect to. In fact, the file server is a centralized storage location for files, and users who have permission to use and access it can use it. The file server roll allows network users to store information and access files stored on the file server, and has many uses when configuring Windows-based network servers.

      Reply
  • Frances
    Frances
    7 months ago

    What is Active Directory in Windows Server and what is its use?

    Reply
    • Dani
      Dani
      7 months ago

      Active Directory is a Microsoft directory service that runs on a Windows server and allows admins to manage permissions and access network resources. The task of Active Directory is to manage and organize a large number of users in the form of subgroups and logical groups. It also controls access to different levels.

      Reply

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