Windows Server 2012 Network Services - Windows Server 2012

How to install Network Services?

indows includes several network services as it can turn in to a router or a VPN Server too. Let’s see how Windows server 2012 can be turned as a router by installing the Remote Access role to it.

Make sure that server should have 2 network cards – One inside the LAN and the other facing the internet.
You need to follow below steps to add the Remote Access role.
Step 1 − Go to, Server Manager → Manage → Add Roles and Features → Next → Check Role-based or feature-based installation → Check Select a server from the server pool → Next.
Once all of it is done, then at the list of the roles find Remote Access and check it → A pop-up window will open.
remote_access
Step 2 − Click “Add Features” → Next.
remote_access_features
Step 3 − Click Next.
remote_access_combines.
Step 4 − Check on the DirectAccess and VPN(RAS) and Routing check boxes.
ras.jpg
Step 5 − Click Install and wait for it to be installed completely.
installed completely
Once the installation is done, then see the setup of the router. You need to follow below steps.
Step 1 − Go to, Server Manager → Tools → Routing and Remote Access.
routing
Step 2 − Right click → and then again click on Configure and Enable Routing and Remote Access as shown in the following screenshot.
enable routing
Step 3 − Select the Network address translation (NAT) option → Next.
nat
Step 4 – Let’s select your Ethernet card that will be facing your internet site as shown in the following image and then → Next.
ethernet_card
Step 5 – Select I will set up name and address services later as we have already set up the DHCP and DNS and then → Next.
dhcp dns
Step 6 − Click the Finish button.
finished
Let’s see how to make the VPN Setup to allow the employees to connect from home. Following steps are useful .
Step 1 − Go to, Server Manager → Tools → Routing and Remote Access → Right click → and then again click on Configure and Enable Routing and Remote Access → Custom Configuration and then → Next.
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Step 2 − VPN Access and then → Next.
vpn success
Step 3 − Click the Finish button.
click finish

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