Remote Access Step-by-Step Guide: Deploying Remote Access with VPN Reconnect

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

This guide provides step-by-step instructions that enable you to configure three computers in a test lab environment with which you can configure and test virtual private network (VPN) remote access using the VPN Reconnect feature available in the Windows® 7 or Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating systems.


The following instructions are for configuring a test lab using a minimum number of computers and procedure steps. To minimize setup time and complexity, services were combined on the network servers rather than using individual computers to separate the services in a more secure manner. This configuration is designed to reflect neither best practices nor a desired or recommended configuration for a production network. The configuration, including IP addresses and all other configuration parameters, is designed to work only on a separate test lab network.

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