incoming connection


Configure an incoming connection, create a new incoming connection, grant dial-in permission to a user, and monitor an incoming connection.


The task of creating and configuring an incoming connection differs considerably depending on whether you are doing this on:

  • A standalone Windows 2000 server that is part of a workgroup

  • A Windows 2000 domain controller or member server that belongs to a domain

The main difference is that:

  • Incoming connections on standalone servers are created and configured using Network and Dial-up Connections, which is opened by:

    Start Settings Network and Dial-up Connections
  • Incoming connections on domain controllers and member servers are configured using the Routing and Remote Access console, which is opened by:

    Start Programs Administrative Tools Routing and Remote Access

This article deals with creating and configuring incoming connections on standalone servers only. To learn how to configure incoming connections on domain controllers and member servers, see remote-access server in this chapter.

Configure an Incoming Connection

Right-click on connection Properties

Some of the more important settings on these three tabs are as follows:


By default, this connection is enabled to listen on all WAN or direct connection devices, so you probably need to disable it on some of them for the sake of security. Make the connection icon visible on the taskbar as it simplifies the process of monitoring and terminating ...

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