Deploying Dial-up Remote Access

Updated: April 30, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Deploying a dial-up remote access server involves three major tasks: configuring a server running Windows Server® 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 as a dial-up remote access server, configuring the LAN adapter to provide the server with a connection to dial-up clients on the intranet, and configuring the appropriate level of encryption strength in the dial-up remote access network policy.

To deploy a dial-up remote access server, complete each of the tasks in Checklist: Implementing a Dial-up Remote Access Server Design. Before you configure the server, be sure that you review Dial-up Remote Access Design in the Routing and Remote Access Design Guide.

About dial-up remote access

RRAS provides traditional dial-up remote access to support mobile users or home users who are dialing in to organization intranets. Dial-up equipment that is installed on the server running RRAS answers incoming connection requests from dial-up networking clients. The remote access server answers the call, authenticates and authorizes the caller, and then transfers data between the dial-up networking client and the organization intranet.