Installing RRAS

The RRAS components are installed on computers running Windows Server 2003 whether or not you choose to activate them. Before your server will be able to route IP packets, you have to activate and configure RRAS. This process is normally handled through the RRAS Setup Wizard. Exercise 9.1 leads you through the process of installing Routing and Remote Access Services as a router.


Installing the Routing and Remote Access Services for IP Routing

1. Open the RRAS MMC console by selecting Start > Administrative Tools > Routing And Remote Access.

2. Select the server you want to configure in the left pane of the MMC. Right-click the server and choose Configure And Enable Routing And Remote Access. The Routing And Remote Access Server Setup Wizard appears. Click the Next button.

3. In the Configuration dialog box, ensure that the Secure Connection Between Two Private Networks radio button is selected and then click the Next button.

4. The Demand-Dial Connections page appears. It's only there to ask if you want to use demand-dialed connections or not; you still have to set the connections up (either manually or using the Demand-Dial Wizard) after you complete the RRAS Setup Wizard. Select Yes to use demand-dial connections. Click Next to continue.

EXERCISE 9.1 (continued)

5. On the IP Address Assignment page, you can choose how RRAS assigns IP addresses to incoming demand-dial calls. If you want to use DHCP (either a DHCP server on your network or the built-in address allocator), leave the Automatically radio button selected. If you want to pick out an address range, select the From A Specified Range Of Addresses button. Click the Next button.

6. If you chose to manually pass out IP addresses, the next page that appears is the Address Range Assignment page. You use this page to specify which IP address ranges you want handed out to incoming calls (whether demand-dial or from remote access users). Use the New, Edit, and Delete buttons to specify the address ranges you want to use and then click the Next button.

7. Click the Finish button on the Summary page to close the wizard. If you chose to create a demand-dial interface, the Demand-Dial Interface Wizard appears automatically. Leave the computer in its current state because the next exercise in this chapter will walk you through the Demand-Dial Interface Wizard.

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