How to create a VPN with SBS 2008

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Dear Friends, I have a SBS server 2008 64 bit, and I wanted to create a VPN. can any body tell me how can do this. It I my humbly request to you please tell me the process step by step. Thanks & regards. AAKASH JAIN

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Steps to configure VPN in SBS 2008 :

  • Log in to your server using an administrator account.
  • Open the Windows SBS Console and click the Network tab.
  • Under the Network tab click the Connectivity tab. Check the status of the Virtual Private Network. It should be off. If it’s on, it means it’s already configured.
  • Under Tasks (Tasks is the right pane on the Windows SBS Console) click Configure a virtual private network. This will open the Set Up Virtual Private Networking wizard.
  • Click the Allow Users to Connect to the Server by Using a VPN option. This will start the configuration, and the server will do all the required tasks for you in the background. It will configure RAS for you and set up the right permissions, and, if your router is UPnP compatible, it will configure it for PPTP pass through. If your router isn’t UPnP capable, you will have to configure it manually.
  • Once the wizard finishes successfully click finish to close the wizard. The wizard may give you a warning if your router isn’t UPnP compatible. This means that you will have to set up the router for PPTP pass through manually. This is accomplished differently depending on your router and your network topology, and doing this is beyond the scope of this guide. If you need help just let me know in the comments and I will try to help. In essence, you will have to make sure that your firewall/router allows inbound traffic to your server on TCP port 1723 and IP protocol ID 47 (for PPTP and GRE respectively).
  • Once the wizard finishes, your server is ready to accept incoming VPN connections. Now you just need to allow users to connect to the server via VPN. To do this click on the Users and Groups tab.
  • Under the Users and Groups tab make sure the Users tab is selected and select the user you want to allow to connect remotely.
  • Under the Tasks section click the Edit  user account properties option. This will open the user’s properties window.
  • On the User account properties window select the Remote Access option and select the User can access virtual private network check box. Click OK. By selecting this check box, you are adding the user to the Windows SBS Virtual Private Network Users group. Users have to be members of this security group in order for them to be able to access the network using the VPN.

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