Before setting up a virtual private network to connect remote users to your Microsoft Exchange Server organization,...
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you must have the proper hardware and software in place. Find out what VPN hardware and software requirements need to be met for a successful Exchange Server/VPN setup, including:
- The version of Windows Server needed for a VPN setup
- The number of Windows servers that should be in place
- What software should run on the Windows servers
- The number of remote clients required
- What software should run on the client(s)?
- Special hardware requirements
- The recommended server architecture (i.e., server placement) for a VPN setup
- The number of servers that should connect to the Internet
- Precautions to alleviate potential security risks
Connecting remote users to Exchange Server via VPN technology can be a complicated process, but the infrastructure requirements outlined here will facilitate the process. Get details on VPN setup requirements in Step 1 of this tutorial on How to set up a VPN.