Checklist: Implementing a NAT Router 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 NAT Router Design

  Task Reference

Review key concepts and design considerations for NAT-based routing.

Network Address Translation

VPN and NAT Design

Install the Routing and Remote Access role service on the server.

Install and Enable the Routing and Remote Access Service

Configure TCP/IP on the server network interfaces that are connected to the public and private networks.

Configure TCP/IP on the VPN Server

Enable the server as a NAT router.

Enable RRAS as a VPN Server and a NAT Router

Configure name resolution so that remote access clients can resolve the names of computers on the private network.

Configure Name Resolution on a VPN Server

Verify that a client on the private network can access a resource on the Internet, such as a website.

Verify Client Address Translation and Connectivity