Create a Remote Access Server for a Windows 2000-Based Server in a Workgroup

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This article explains how to create a simple remote access server for a Windows 2000 Server-based computer that belongs to a workgroup and not a domain. The resulting server allows users with local accounts to connect by using dial-up, virtual private network (VPN), or direct (InfraRed or parallel ports) connections. However, only limited authentication methods are supported by Incoming Connections Server. Clients can connect by using only MSCHAP or MSCHAPv2 authentication. A default Remote Access Policy is applied.


To create a remote access server, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Network And Dial-up Connections.
  2. Click Make New Connection to start the Network Connection Wizard, and then click Next.
  3. Click Accept Incoming Connections, and then click Next.
  4. Click to select one or more check boxes for connection devices.
  5. For each selected device, click Properties, configure the connection, and then click OK.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click either Allow Virtual Private Connections or Do not allow virtual private connections, and then click Next.
  8. Click the type of users that are allowed to connect to the server, and then click Next.
  9. Click to select the network component options you want to enable for incoming connections, and then click Next.
  10. Type the name for the connection in the box, and then click Finish.


Article ID: 254316 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 1.1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
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