This Guide will walk you through the process of setting up a VPN server role on Windows Server 2008
Lets get started
Start by logging in as an administrator or an account with administrative privileges
Open “Administrative Tools” then select “Server Manager”
Alternatively you can enter the run command “server” into the search box of the start menu
Right click on “Roles” to the left and select “Add Roles”
Click next and then select “Network Policy and Access Services” then click next and then next again
Select “Routing and Remote Access Services” then click next and finally install
Now open Administrative Tools and navigate to “Routing and Remote Access”
Right click on your server and select “Configure and Enable Routing and Remote Access”
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