To allow the connection of multiple, simultaneous dial-up clients, you must have modem-pooling equipment (hereafter referred to as the modem bank) with the appropriate connections to the local telecommunications provider. A typical modem bank for Windows 2000 includes an adapter that installs in the computer running Windows 2000 Server. Make sure that the modem equipment is in the Windows 2000 Hardware Compatibility List (HCL), and that all the protocols needed for the dial-up connections are installed on this server.
Configuring the Connection to Dial-Up Networking Clients
To enable Routing and Remote Access, follow these steps:
- Launch Routing And Remote Access from the Administrative Tools folder on the Programs menu.
- By default, the local computer is shown as a server. To enable Routing and Remote Access on the local computer, right-click the computer in the console tree, and choose Configure And Enable Routing And Remote Access from the shortcut menu.
- The Routing And Remote Access Server Setup Wizard starts. To continue, click Next.
- In the Common Configurations dialog box, select Remote Access Server and click Next.
- Verify that the remote client protocols are listed. (If they are not, you have to cancel this wizard and install them.) Click Next.
- Select your choice for IP address assignment. Automatic assignment is strongly recommended. Click Next.
- In the Managing Multiple Remote Access Servers dialog box, select the option of not using a RADIUS server. (If you will have multiple remote access servers, see the section entitled Using RADIUS for Multiple Remote Access Servers, later in this chapter.) Click Next, then click Finish. The Routing and Remote Access service starts and initializes automatically.