Overview

Introduction

The Configuring VPN Servers Part 1 module provides you with the instruction and Server hardware to develop your hands on skills. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Install VPN Server
  • Configure VPN Server Properties
  • Using PPTP
  • Using L2TP

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Explain the functions and applications of various network devices (VPN concentrator)
  • Compare and contrast the use of networking services and applications (VPN, Protocols, IPSec, GRE, SSL VPN, PTP/PPTP, RAS)

Exercise 1 - Install VPN Server

Windows Server 2012 includes a network service called Routing and Remote Access Services (RRAS) that supports remote user or site-to-site connectivity by using virtual private networks (VPN) or dial-up connections.

In this exercise, you will install RRAS on a Windows Server 2012 device and configure a Windows 8.1 workstation as a VPN client that will dial-in to RRAS.

Exercise 2 - Configure VPN Server Properties

After installing Routing and Remote Access feature in Windows and preparing the secondary network interface for VPN service, you will now configure its system settings.

In this exercise, you will configure the system settings of Routing Remote Access Server by setting up the VPN ports, allowing firewall ports to accept incoming connections. You will next give permission to a domain user to dial-in to the server using Active Directory Users and Computers.

Exercise 3 - Using PPTP

Point to Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP) is a VPN protocol that requires username and password to authenticate user accounts that dial-in to a VPN server. This protocol is widely supported by a variety of vendors because of its simplicity and ease of implementation. PPTP can be a security risk however if the user name and password are compromised for a variety of reasons.

In this exercise, you will set up a Windows 8.1 workstation to dial-in to the VPN server.

Exercise 4 - Using L2TP

Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) is a VPN protocol that provides restrictive authentication as this requires machine certificates issued to VPN server and client by a trusted Certification Authority. The certificate must be installed on VPN server and client for a VPN session to be established successfully. The machine certificate provides an additional layer of security in addition to the mandatory user name and password that must be entered on a VPN client when initiating a connection to VPN server.

In this exercise, you will enable L2TP on PLABDM01 and PLABWIN810 devices.

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