How to configure Windows client OS machine as VPN server

Are you interested in setting up your Windows based client OS (like Vista, Windows7)  as VPN server (aka ‘Enabling Incoming Connections’)? I have seen some queries as where to find ‘Incoming Connection’ wizard in Vista and hence this post.   The Incoming Connection link in Vista is little hidden. To reach out to the link,…

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How to detect if RRAS server is dropping all other traffic except VPN traffic

I have seen this a common customer query: My 2K, 2K3 server was working as DNS, DHCP, AD etc and stopped working after RRAS is installed.   The main reason for this is because: When RRAS server is configured using RRAS configuration wizard and you select VPN path, it enables static filters on the public interface…

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Routing to Multiple Networks behind VPN Server

Approach 1:   On Security stand point use Default Gateway in the remote network else create batch file to add route on each client. The batch file can be created using Client Management Administration Kit (CMAK). CMAK can be used to save or export VPN Client for other computers.     Firstly; To install CMAK:…


Deploying NAP support for VPN: Step-by-step guide available at

Hi All, Setting up VPN NAP using RRAS may seem overly complex in thoughts, but is not so. We now have great step-by-step guide available which walks you though the concepts + each and every step involved to set it up in the lab enviroment, test it and get a feel for it. This is…

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How to configure VPN Server with single NIC on Windows Server

‘Routing and Remote Access’ service that is available as part of Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Longhorn server can be configured as a VPN Server with single Network Interface Card (NIC). This configuration is primarily used when there is a Network Address Translator (NAT) (or Firewall) machine sitting on the edge and the…

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How to use command line for configuring Routing and Remote Access Server

Netsh is a command line tool to configure and administer Windows based computers. Netsh can be used extensively for Routing and remote access configurations. Some of the netsh commands in RAS context are  – Command – Netsh ras add authtype add authtype [type = ] PAP|SPAP|MD5CHAP|MSCHAP|MSCHAPv2|EAP Selects the types of authentication which this RAS server…

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