The Configuring VPN Servers Part 2 module provides you with the instruction and Server hardware to develop your hands on skills. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Install VPN Server
  • Set up VPN Server Properties
  • Configure SSTP
  • Prepare SSTP VPN Client

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • 1.2 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 - Set up 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 - Configure SSTP

Secure Sockets Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) is a VPN protocol that that sends PPTP or L2TP packets using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) channel. SSL encrypts of VPN connection with the use of computer certificates that ensures confidentiality of network transmission over a public network such as the Internet. A key advantage of SSTP is that it provides compatibility with virtually all types of firewalls and network address translation gateways which is not possible with other VPN protocols like L2TP. SSTP listens on TCP port number 443 for incoming connections.

Exercise 4 - Prepare SSTP VPN Client

After configuring the VPN properties in PLABDM01 to make it ready to use SSTP, you will now set up the VPN client to comply with the system requirements to dial in to the server using the mentioned VPN protocol

In this exercise, you will perform the necessary tasks to enable VPN client to successfully dial-in to VPN server using SSTP protocol.

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