Set up VPN on computers running Windows XP

Updated: March 27, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008


Windows SBS 2008 does not support dial-up modem connections. You must have a broadband connection to the Internet to access the server over a VPN connection.

To set up VPN on a computer running Windows XP

  1. On the computer that is running Windows XP, confirm that the connection to the Internet is correctly configured.

  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  3. In Control Panel, double-click Network Connections.

  4. Click Create a new connection. The Network Connection Wizard starts.

  5. On the Welcome page, click Next.

  6. On the Network Connection Type page, click Connect to the network at my workplace, and then click Next.

  7. On the Network Connection page, click Virtual Private Network connection, and then click Next.

  8. On the Connection Name page, type a descriptive name for the connection, and then click Next.

  9. On the Public Network page, click Do not dial the initial connection, and then click Next.

  10. On the VPN Server Selection page, type the Internet address name or the IP address of the computer that you want to connect to, and then click Next.

  11. On the Smart Cards page, click Use my smart card if you are using a smart card to connect to the server, or click Do not use my smart card, and then click Next.

  12. Click Anyone's use if you want to make the connection available to anyone who logs on to the computer, or click My use only to make it available only to you, and then click Next.

  13. Select the Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop check box if you want to create a shortcut on the desktop, and then click Finish.

  14. If you are prompted to connect, click No.

  15. In the Network Connections window, right-click the new connection, and then click Properties.

  16. Click the Options tab, click the Include Windows logon domain check box, and then click OK.