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.
1. How to install roles related to Remote Access
Open Server Manager and click Manage. Then select Add Roles and Features.
Click Next to enter the role tab:
Then select Remote Access and click Next:
You do not need to select anything from the Features tab. Click Next:
Click Next again:
Select the Direct Access and VPN (RAS):
A dialog appears that introduces features that are not present in the system. Click Add Features:
Install Remote Access Role. It takes a few minutes:
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:
Select Run the Getting Started the Wizard as shown below:
Select Deploy VPN Only, here the program will start installing:
Now select your server and right-click on it.
Select Configure and Enable Routing and Remote access:
A new installation guide will appear:
Select Custom Configuration and click Next:
Just select the VPN Access option:
Finally, complete the process and open the program:
Note: The router and firewall must be configured correctly to support VPN performance.
3. How to enable user access for remote control
You can allow users to access Remote Access from the Active Directory settings.
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.