IN THIS CHAPTER
Windows Server 2008 Remote Access Services (RAS)
RAS connection types and protocols
Configuring a router
Configuring a VPN server
Using Multilink and BAP
Applying a Network Policy Server policy
Examining security issues
Configuring dial-up networking connections
Troubleshooting RRAS installations
Connecting to the Internet
This chapter covers the remote access services provided with Windows Server 2008 that enable dial-up and IP access (client and server) for remote connectivity, including dial-up connections to the Internet. It also covers the many features in Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) that enable Windows Server 2008 to function as a router.
RAS stands for Remote Access Services. In Windows Server 2008, RAS enables Windows Server 2008 clients to dial or directly connect to other systems for access to remote networks, including the Internet, and enables Windows Server 2008 computers to act as network and dial-up access servers to route remote clients into a network. The Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) enables Windows Server 2008 to function as a router. RAS and RRAS are integrated into a single service in Windows Server 2008. This chapter examines the dial-up networking features in RRAS that enable a Windows Server 2008 computer to function as both a dial-up server and dial-up client.
The following sections provide an overview of these RRAS features. ...