How do I install the Point To Point Tunneling Server?

A. Windows NT Server contains the Point To Point Tunneling Protocol as standard and to install perform the following:

  1. Start the Network Control Panel Applet (Start - Settings - Control Panel - Network or right click on Network Neighborhood and select Properties)
  2. Select the Protocols tab
  3. Click Add
  4. Select "Point To Point Tunneling Protocol"
  5. Click OK
  6. You will be asked for the installation media. Enter the location and click Continue. If RAS is not currently installed it will be installed at this point.
  7. You will be asked for the number of private networks and click OK
  8. The Add RAS Device dialog will be displayed. Select "VPN1 - RASPPTMPM" and click OK. By default the connection will be configured to receive calls only, to change click Configure. Keep clicking Add to add more VPN devices (VPN2 etc.) Click Continue when all VPN devices have been added.
  9. Select TCP/IP options for RAS if it was not already configured. Click OK
  10. Click Close to the Network dialog
  11. Reboot the machine

Once the machine has rebooted it will operate as a Virtual Private Network server. Make sure any users who want to logon to it have RAS dial in rights (as configured using User Manager).

If you experience any problems with protocols make sure that the RAS server has the protocols configured, e.g. TCP/IP correctly. This can be done by starting the Network Control panel applet, select Services, select RAS and click Configure. Select the VPN port and click Network. You can then configure TCP/IP etc., ensure there are no problems with addresses etc.

Extra VPN connections can also be configured by clicking Add and selecting VPN2, VPN3 etc. You can only have simultaneous VPN connections for the number of VPN devices on the server.

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