How to install a VPN on Windows Server 2012 R2
VPN (Virtual Private Network) It is a technology that allows the expansion of a local network over a public network such as the Internet. With a VPN, a computer connected to the Internet can send and receive data from computers within the network as if they were directly connected.
A very powerful tool for today’s businesses.
Easy to setup VPN Windows Server 2012 R2, just follow these steps and you’re good to go (server-side, we’ll talk about configuring the client in the future).
1. Install the remote access role
open the server manager and click Manages. Choose Add roles and features:
Click next one until you reach roles tab:
Now select remote access and click next one:
You don’t need to select anything from a file Features tab, click next one:
Just click on next one:
Choose Direct Access and VPN (RAS):
A dialog will appear showing the missing dependencies. Click Add features:
download this remote access Job. It will take a few minutes:
2. Install and configure your VPN
Go back to Server Manager Control Panel and click remote access. Select your server and right click it, then click Remote access management:
Run the Getting Started Wizard:
Journalism Post VPN only It will be installed:
Select your server, right-click on it and choose Configure and enable Routing and Remote Access:
A new wizard will start:
Choose custom configuration and click next one:
just choose VPN access:
Complete the procedure and start the service:
Note that the router and firewall must be properly configured to support VPN functionality. We’ll talk about that in another post.
3. Enable users to access remotely
You can enable users to remote access From Active Directory Properties: