This Guide will walk you through the process of setting up a VPN server role on Windows Server 2003
Lets get started
Start by logging in as an administrator or an account with administrative privileges
Open “Administrative Tools” then select “Configure Your Server Wizard”
From there you want to highlight “Remote Access / VPN Server” and select next
Select next again and watch the pretty scrolling bar for a few moments before being greeted by the setup wizard
You will select next and then check the first option “Remote access [dial-up or VPN”
On the next page select VPN and click next
Oh NO we only have one NIC and received an error
If you did not receive the error you may continue on, BUT there are a few things to keep in mind such as
-Is the other NIC connected to anything?
-Does the other NIC even work?
-What speed is the other NIC?
For the lack of knowing these questions I suggest pressing the back button even if you do have 2 NIC’s unless you really know what you are doing
For this article we are going to assume you received the error and have already pressed the back button
This time lets select “Custom Configuration”
On the next screen select VPN and press next then Finish
When prompted select “YES” to start the services then finish
Now we only need to grant permissions to the users who will use the VPN service which I will cover in the Client Configuration article
Remember to reboot your server once completed