Verify the Client Dial-up Connection

Updated: April 30, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

After you have configured the dial-up remote access server, verify that a client computer can establish a dial-up connection to the server and access resources on the private network connected to the server’s intranet interface. You should be able to do anything from the remote client that you can do from a client that is physically connected to the private network.

From the client computer, perform the following tasks:

  • Test the client-server connection. Establish a connection to the dial-up remote access server.

  • Test network connectivity. Ping a computer on the private network connected to the dial-up server. For more information, see Using the Ping Command (

  • Test application connectivity. Map a network drive to a computer on the private network. For example, map a drive to \\ClientComputerName\c$.

  • Verify that you can access a file server on the private network. On a corporate file server that you have access to, create a file, add some text, and then save the file.