Administering Routing and Remote Access

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Routing and Remote Access serves as the router, firewall, and remote access (VPN and dial-up) server for a Windows Small Business Server 2003, Standard Edition network. Windows Small Business Server 2003, Premium Edition, uses Routing and Remote Access in combination with ISA Server 2000 for this functionality.

To configure Routing and Remote Access, use the Configure E-Mail and Internet Connection Wizard and the Remote Access Wizard, both of which are covered in Chapter 6. To view connected remote access clients, increase the allowed number of VPN connections, or increase VPN security, read the following sections.

Viewing Remote Access Clients

To view the clients currently connected to the server via a VPN or dial-up connection, complete the following steps:

  1. Open Server Management, and expand Advanced Management, Computer Management, Services And Applications, and finally Routing And Remote Access.

  2. Select Remote Access Clients to view a list of connected clients, as shown in Figure 15-5.

    • Double-click a client to view detailed status information on the connection.

    • Right-click a client and choose Disconnect from the shortcut menu to close the connection.

    • Right-click a client and choose Send Message to send a pop-up message to the client, or choose Send To All to send a pop-up message to all connected clients.

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Figure 15-5: Remote Access Clients.

Configuring Ports

Windows Small Business Server 2003 automatically creates 10 VPN ports that clients can use to connect to the server—five Point To Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) ports and five Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) ports. VPN clients can’t use the L2TP protocol without some additional work, as discussed in “Creating L2TP VPN Connections” later in this chapter, which leaves five available ports for VPN connections. To support additional connections, you must increase the number of PPTP ports available. To do this, or to increase the number of L2TP ports available, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Routing And Remote Access container of Server Management, right-click Ports and choose Properties from the shortcut menu.

  2. In the Ports Properties dialog box (Figure 15-6), select WAN Miniport (PPTP) or WAN Miniport (L2TP), and click Configure.

  3. In the Configure Device dialog box, use the Maximum Ports box to specify the number of connections you want to allow and click OK when you’re finished.

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Figure 15-6: The Ports Properties dialog box.



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Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Administrator's Companion
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Administrators Companion (Pro-Administrators Companion)
ISBN: 0735620202
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 224

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