Manage an NPS Server by Using Remote Desktop Connection

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Use this procedure to manage a remote NPS server by using Remote Desktop Connection.

By using Remote Desktop Connection, you can remotely manage your NPS servers running Windows Server 2008. You can also remotely manage NPS servers from a computer running Windows Vista.

Administrative Credentials

To complete this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group.

To manage an NPS server by using Remote Desktop Connection

  1. On each NPS server that you want to manage remotely, in Control Panel, double-click System. The System page opens.

  2. In System, in Tasks, click Remote settings. The System Properties dialog box opens.

  3. In System Properties, ensure that the Remote tab is selected. In Remote Desktop, select an option that allows connections from remote computers.

  4. Click Select Users. The Remote Desktop Users dialog box opens.

  5. In Remote Desktop Users, to grant permission to a user to connect remotely to the NPS server, click Add, and then type the user name for the user's account. Click OK.

  6. Repeat step 5 for each user for whom you want to grant remote access permission to the NPS server.

  7. On each NPS server, if Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is enabled, add an exception for Remote Desktop.

  8. To connect to a remote NPS server that you have configured by using the previous steps, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.

  9. In Computer, type the NPS server name or IP address. If you want, click Options, configure additional connection options, and then click Save to save the connection for repeated use.

  10. Click Connect, and when prompted provide user account credentials for an account that has permissions to log on to and configure the NPS server.