The second step in setting up a Vista VPN is to configure the server to act as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. This enables the server to assign IP
To install the DHCP server role, follow these steps:
- Log on as Administrator.
- Open Server Manager.
- Click on the Roles link.
- Click on the Add Roles link.
- When the Welcome screen appears, click Next.
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- Select the DHCP Server check box and click Next.
- Click Next on the informational screen.
- Verify that the check box associated with your server's NIC is selected and click Next.
- Verify that the Parent Domain name is set to Contoso.com and that the Preferred DNS Server IPv4 Address field contains the server's own IP address.
- Click Next.
- Select the WINS Is Not Required For Applications on this Network option and click Next.
- Click the Add button and create a DHCP scope. IP addresses within the scope must be unique, but must match the address range used by the other machines on the network.
- Make sure that the Activate this Scope check box is selected and click OK.
- Click Next.
- Choose the option to disable IPv6 Stateless Mode for the server and click Next.
- Choose the Use the Current Credentials option and click Next.
- Confirm the information shown on the summary screen and click the Install button.
- When the installation process completes, click Close.
- Reboot the server.
Vista VPN setup guide, part 1
Set up a domain controller
Install DHCP services
Install Active Directory Certificate Services
Request a machine certificate
Install the Routing and Remote Access Service role
Configure the VPN server
Publish the Certificate Revocation List
Make the CRL accessible
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Windows 2000 Server and IIS. Brien has served as the CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once in charge of IT security for Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer he has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal Web site at http://www.brienposey.com.
This was first published in May 2008