VPN Server Installation and Configuration on Windows Server 2012

VPN Server Installation and Configuration on Windows Server 2012

This article explains how to install and configure VPN Server on Microsoft Windows Server 2012. Free step by step guide for VPN Server installation and configuration on Windows Server 2012.

VPN is Virtual Private Network – it extends a private network by creating a secure tunnel across a public network, such as the internet. VPN is a gateway that allows employees to securely access their company’s intranet, whilst working outside of the office.

Note: To configure a VPN, you require two Network Interface cards in your Server.

Let’s get started.

1. Login to the Test Server.

2. Now login to the server, as shown below.

VPN Server Installation

3. Enter your username and password (ABC\administrator) and click OK, as shown below.

username and password (ABC\administrator)

4. On the certificate verification window, click Yes.

certificate verification

5. The next window will show the server desktop.

The next window will show the server desktop.

6. Open the Server Manager from the bottom left corner of the server desktop, as shown below.

Server Manager

7. Click on Add Roles & Features from the Server Manager Dashboard, as shown below.

Roles & Features

8. Click Next to begin the process, as shown below.

Begin the Process

9. By default, Role-based or feature-based Installation is selected, so simply click Next, as shown below.

Role-based or feature-based Installation

10. On the next window, continue with default server (Test) selection and click Next, as shown below.

continue with default server (Test)

11. On the Server Roles window, select the Remote Access option, as shown below.

Server Roles window

12. When you click on the Remote Access option, it will open another Pop-up window of Add Roles & Features wizard.  Click Add Features to continue, as shown below.

Remote Access optio

13. Click Next to continue, as shown to below.

Click Next to continue, as shown to below.

14. Click Next to continue, as shown below, because we do not require any other features.

Next to continue

15. On the Remote Access Role page, click Next to continue.

Remote Access Role page

16. On the Confirm Install Selection window, click Install, as shown below.

Confirm Install Selection

17. Click Next to continue on Select Role Service, as shown below.

Select Role Service

18. On Web Server (IIS) Role, click Next to continue.

Web Server (IIS)

19. On the Select Role Service, click Next to continue, as shown below.

Select Role Service

20. On Confirm Installation Selection, click Install to continue, as shown below.

Confirm Installation Selection

21. You can see that the Remote Server Installation has started, as shown below.

Remote Server Installation has started

22. Once the Installation of Remote Server is complete, click Close to finish the setup, as shown below.

Installation of Remote

23. After installing the Remote Access Server role, open Remote Access Management from Tools in the top right corner of the Server Manager Dashboard. as shown below.

Remote Access Management

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24. The Remote Access Management Console will open and you will see the contents page, as shown below.

Access Management Console

25. C lick Run the Remote Access Server Wizard to setup the VPN server.

Wizard to setup

26. Click on Deploy VPN Only, as shown below.

Deploy VPN

27. On the Routing & Remote Access window, right-click on Test Server and select Configure & Enable Routing & Remote Access, as shown below.

Routing & Remote Access window

28. Click Next to continue.

Click Next to continue.

29. As we have to setup the VPN Server, we will select Remote Access(Dial or VPN), then click Next to continue.

VPN Server

30. On the next screen, select VPN, and click Next to continue.

select VPN

31. Select Network Interface card and click Next.

 Network Interface

32. Select the From a specified range of Addresses option and click Next.

specified range of Addresses

33. Add an IP Address range by clicking New, as shown below.

IP Address

34. Specify the IP address and click OK to continue.

IP address and click OK to continue

35. Click Next to continue.

Click Next to continue

36. Select No, Use Routing and Remote Access to Authenticate Connection Requests, then click Next to continue, as shown below.

Authenticate Connection

37. Click Finish to complete the setup.

Finish to complete the setup

38. You can see that the Routing & Remote Access Service is starting.

Routing & Remote Access

39. You should now be able to see that the Routing & Remote Access Server has been setup.

Routing & Remote Access

This is how we will install and configure a VPN Server on Windows Server 2012.

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