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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Configuring a Remote Access Server

With the preliminaries and theory out of the way, it's time to prepare a server for dial-in access. The Routing and Remote Access Services (RRAS) service is installed by default but it is kept in a disabled state until needed.

The RRAS service is managed via the Routing and Remote Access Services console, Rrasmgmt.msc. You can manage all servers running RRAS from a single console as long as you have administrator rights on the servers themselves. You cannot manage desktop connections from the RRAS console. You can also manage NT4 RRAS servers but several of the router options are not available. Your best option is to copy the classic NT4 RAS management utility, Rasadmin.exe, to your desktop. When you add the ...

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