Virtual private networking (VPN) technology is extremely useful for customers with a lot of remote users, but it can be somewhat complicated to set up. This guide, reposted from SearchExchange.com, walks you step-by-step through the process of setting up a Windows-based VPN for those customers who want the access but don't want to spend a lot of money on new hardware or software.
How to set up a Windows VPN
Step 1: Set-up requirements
Step 2: Implement DHCP services
Step 3: Create an enterprise certificate authority
Step 4: Install IAS
Step 5: Configure IAS
Step 6: Create a remote access policy
Step 7: Configure the VPN server
Step 8: Associate the VPN server with the DHCP server
Step 9: Configure remote clients
Step 10: Test the client connection
Step 11: Alternate VPN configuration options
About the author
Brien M. Posey, MCSE,is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Windows 2000 Server and IIS. He has served as 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.
This tip originally appeared on SearchExchange.com.