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Step 6: Create a remote access policy

Step-by-Step Guide: How to set up a VPN, part 6

  1. Right click on the Remote Access Policies container and select the New Remote Access Policy option. This will open the New Remote Access Policy Wizard.


  2. Click Next to bypass the wizard's Welcome screen.


  3. Verify that the Typical Policy for a Common Scenario option is selected and then enter 'VPN Access' as the policy name and click Next.


  4. Select the VPN option and click Next again.


  5. This screen gives you the opportunity to apply the policy to either users or groups. If you haven't already done so, I recommend taking a time out to create an Active Directory group based on users who will access the network through the VPN. You can then assign this group to the policy that you are creating.


  6. Click Next and you will see the Authentication Methods screen.


  7. Verify that MS CHAPV2 is selected and click Next.


  8. Confirm that only the Strongest Encryption option is selected and click Next, followed by Finish.


 Home: Introduction
 Step 1: Setup requirements
 Step 2: Implement DHCP services
 Step 3: Create an enterprise certificate authority
 Step 4: Install IAS
 Step 5: Configure IAS
 Step 6: Create a remote access policy
 Step 7: Configure the VPN server
 Step 8: Associate the VPN server with the DHCP server
 Step 9: Configure your remote clients
 Step 10: Test the client connection
 Step 11: Alternate VPN configuration options

Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft MVP for his work with Windows 2000 Server, Exchange Server and IIS. He has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once in charge of IT security for Fort Knox. For more information visit

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