Checklist: Implementing a Dial-up Remote Access Server Design

Updated: April 30, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2


Complete the tasks in this checklist in order. When a reference link takes you to a procedure, return to this topic after you complete the steps in that procedure so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks in this checklist.


Implementing a Dial-up Remote Access Server Design

  Task Reference

Review key concepts and design considerations for dial-up remote access.

Dial-Up Networking

Dial-up Remote Access Design in the Routing and Remote Access Services Design Guide

Install the dial-up modem equipment and device drivers.

See the documentation provided by the modem equipment manufacturer.

Configure the server as a dial-up remote access server.

Configure a Dial-up Remote Access Server

Configure TCP/IP on the server LAN interface and the dial-in ports for remote client access.

Configure a Dial-up Connection to the Intranet

Configure remote access on a per-user basis, or create a remote access policy to allow only authorized users and computers to access the private network through the dial-up server.

Configure a Remote Access Network Policy

Set the encryption level for incoming dial-up connections.

Configure Encryption for Dial-up Access

(Optional) Create a custom Connection Manager profile to manage client connections and simplify troubleshooting.

Connection Manager Administration Kit

Test the connection from a dial-up client.

Verify the Client Dial-up Connection