Avoiding Remote Access Servers Overload: Monitoring RAS Performance
Security isn©t the only issue for remote access servers in your Windows 2000 network: Performance bears watching, too.
Source: EarthWeb (Oct 31, 2000)
Change in Remote Access Route Behavior with Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 254231 - The default behavior of the remote access client in Windows 2000 is different from earlier versions of Windows. Earlier versions of Windows add a default subnet route to the remote access client when they connect to a remote access
Create a Remote Access Server for a Windows 2000-Based Server in a
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 254316 This article explains how to create a simple remote access server for a Windows 2000 Server-based computer that belongs to a workgroup and not a domain.
Description of the Functions of Remote Access Auto Connection Manager Service and Autodial
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 254181 - This article describes the functions of the Remote Access Auto Connection Manager service and
Remote-access improvements in Win2K Pro make life easier for offsite users. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (May 2000)
Enable Windows NT 4.0-Based RAS Servers in a Windows 2000-Based Domain
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 254311 - This article explains how to enable Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0-based Remote Access Service (RAS) servers in a Microsoft Windows 2000-based domain by making certain adjustments to Active Directory.
Expanding and Securing Remote Client Access
Sample Chapter from the Windows 2000 Resource Kit intended for network engineers and support professionals who are already
familiar with TCP/IP, IP routing, Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) routing, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name
System (DNS), Windows Internet Name System (WINS), and wide area network (WAN) technology, and assumes that you have read
"Providing Dial-Up Client Access," as well as the virtual private networking information in Windows 2000 Server Help.
How to Configure the Dynamic RAS Connector over TCP/IP
From Microsoft TechNet Online.
HOW TO: Configure IP Reservations for RRAS Clients in Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 303684 - This article describes how to configure IP address reservations for Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS)
HOW TO: Configure Routing and Remote Access Tracing in Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 313564 - This step-by-step article describes how to make Routing and Remote Access tracing available in Windows 2000.
How to Determine Whether a Client Is Connected by RAS or LAN
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 173530 - You may want to know whether a user is connected by Remote Access Service (RAS) or to the local area network (LAN) if you use logon scripts to map drives or to set environment variables when a user logs on to a domain. (updated
How to Enable Automatic Logon to a RAS Server
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 244734 - Remote Access Services (RAS) features a Phone Book program for entering and maintaining the names and telephone numbers of remote networks. Clients can connect to and disconnect from these networks by using
Phone Book manually.
How To Enable Ghosted Connections in Windows
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 127018 - When you use Remote Access Services (RAS) you have the option to disable automatic restoration of network connections at logon (known as ghosted connections.) If you do not install RAS, you can enable ghosted connections.
How to Implement RIP Over RRAS in Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 241545 - This article discusses how to implement NetWare Router Information Protocol (RIP) over Microsoft Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) Dial-on-Demand (DOD) connections in Windows 2000.
How to Implement Routing for Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 274141 - Windows 2000 supports routing on both single- and multi-homed computers with or without the Routing and Remote Access Service(RRAS). RRAS includes the Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing
How to Improve Data Transfers over RAS, RRAS, or Slow Links
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 151996 - In most instances, data transfer over a Remote Access Service (RAS) connection, or other forms of slow network links, is performed by the Windows NT redirector using core mode, because one of the redirector requirements for raw mode (that
the I/O is to take no longer than 5 seconds to complete) is not satisfied. You can change this time limit requirement so that when all other requirements for raw mode are satisfied, data transfer over RAS or other slow links can be performed using raw mode.
How to Install and Configure Telephony Server for Client Access
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 259375 -:Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server include a telephony server for distributed access to shared telephony devices. For example, a LAN-based server may have multiple connections to a local telephone switch or PBX.
How to Keep RAS Connections Active After Logging Off
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 158909 - When you log off of a Windows NT version 4.0 or Windows 2000 Remote Access Service (RAS) client, any RAS connections will be disconnected automatically. To remain connected after logging off, you may enable the KeepRasConnections key in the
How to Prevent Windows 2000 from Assigning WINS and DNS Addresses to RAS Clients
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 232651 - In Windows 2000, the Remote Access Service assigns Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) and Domain Name System (DNS) addresses to clients when they dial in. Clients register their IP addresses with these servers. (updated 232000)
How to Set the Number of Rings for RAS Auto-Answer in Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 145879 - By default, the Remote Access Service (RAS) from Windows NT, answers incoming calls after the first ring. The documentation in the Remote Access Administrators Help file describes how you can modify the RAS Modem.inf file to change this
behavior (updated 1/20/2000)
How to Use DHCP to Provide RAS Clients with DHCP Options
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 232703 - You can now use the DHCP Relay agent with RAS to provide DHCP scope options to RAS clients. The RAS client continues to receive an IP address from the RAS server, but may use DHCPInform packets to obtain WINS addresses, DNS addresses, domain
How to Use NAT for Incoming RAS Connections on the Same RRAS Server
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 310888 - This article describes how to enable Internet connectivity for incoming Remote Access Service (RAS - clients that are using Network Address Translation (NAT - on the same
How to Use Static Routes with Routing and Remote Access Service
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 178993 - The information in this article explains how to add static routes to a computer running Windows NT Server and the Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) Update or Windows 2000, so that it can route packets to
a remote network.
Information on Static Routes in Routing and Remote Access
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 169203 - Static routes that are defined through the Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) Administrator program are not active unless the RRAS Server has started.
Integrating Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0 RAS
Learn how to incorporate NT 4.0 RAS servers into your Win2K environment.
Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (May 2000)
Internet Authentication Service for Windows 2000
This paper describes the Internet Authentication Service (IAS) in Microsoft Windows 2000, the Microsoft implementation of a RADIUS server. IAS can be used as a RADIUS server to any device that supports RADIUS, including the Windows 2000 Routing and Remote Access service. IAS
can be used in a variety of scenarios, including centralized authentication and accounting for an organization's remote access infrastructure, outsourced corporate access using third-party dial-up service providers, and centralized authentication and accounting for an Internet
service provider (ISP). This paper is written for network architects and system administrators using or considering the use of RADIUS and IAS in their network infrastructure. Source : Microsoft.com (Updated June 1, 2000)
Discusses how to use NTAccess.RAS, a commercial third-party COM component, to configure NT RAS settings and permissions.
Source: Windows & .NET Magazine.
Managing Remote Access on a Per-group Basis Using Windows 2000 Remote Access Policies
This article shows you how to allow and deny remote access on a per-group basis for the three remote-access administrative models. Source: Microsoft.com (March 26, 2000)
MS Fax and Modem Services: Usage and Troubleshooting Guide
Microsoft Product Support Services Whitepaper by Andy Boyd and Greg Winn. May 1999
PPP Dial-Up Sequence
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 124036 - This article defines Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and discusses its Dial Up sequence implemented with
Remote Access Service (RAS).
Pushing the DNS Domain Name to Remote Access and Demand-Dial Clients
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 254183 - This article explains how remote access and demand-dial clients can obtain the domain name system (DNS) domain name from the remote server.
RASDIAL: Tips and Differences
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 125393 - This article covers many of the undocumented Remote Access Phonebook
(RASPHONE) command line options and the differences between RASDIAL and
Remote Access Connectivity Strategy at Microsoft
Online Seminar from Microsoft on deploying the next generation of RAS.
Remote Access Server
A Microsoft paper on RAS designed for Admins who are already familiar with TCP/IP, IP Routing, IPX Routing and Wide Area Networking.
Routing and Remote Access Limitations in Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 254239 This article describes the Routing and Remote Access limitations in Windows
Scheduling a RAS Connection Using the AT Command
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 174769 - This article discusses a method for automatically dialing a Remote Access Service (RAS) phonebook entry at a scheduled time.
The Truth About 56Kbps Connections
Discover important facts and common misconceptions about 56Kbps modem connections.
Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (May 2000)
Tried and True Remote Access Solutions
Remotely access your network over a dial-up, VPN, or Internet connection. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (May 2000)
Understanding Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
A downloadable White Paper about PPTP from Microsoft. A downloadable White Paper about PPTP from Microsoft.
Understanding DHCP IP Address Assignment for RAS Clients
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 160699 - When Remote Access Service (RAS) uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to obtain IP addresses for dial-in clients, only the IP address from the DHCP lease is passed to the RAS client. Other options in the DHCP scope are not.
Using an Unsupported Modem with Windows NT RAS
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 150424 - Some modems that are not listed on the Windows NT Hardware Compatibility List
(HCL) can still be used successfully with Windows NT Remote Access Service (RAS).
Using the Command NetSh to Locally Configure Windows 2000-Based Remote Access Servers or Routers
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 254184 - This article describes how to locally configure Microsoft Windows 2000-based remote access servers or routers from the command
Using Windows 2000 IAS for Remote Access Solutions
Explore how to use Win2K's IAS on your corporate network as a
central configuration point for multiple Win2K RAS servers, as
part of a system in which NT 4.0 RAS servers use Win2K remote
access policies, and as part of your outsourcing solution.
Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (August 2002)
Using Windows NT 4.0 RAS Servers in a Windows 2000 Domain
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 240855 - When you connect a remote Windows-based client to a Windows NT 4.0 Remote Access Services (RAS) or Routing and Remote Access Services (RRAS) server that is a member of a Windows 2000 domain, authentication may not succeed if you log on with
with a Windows 2000 domain account. Additionally, authentication may not succeed when you connect to a RAS server running Windows 2000 that is a member of a Windows NT 4.0 domain that is accessing user account properties for a user account in a trusted Windows 2000 domain. If you log on
with a local account to Windows NT 4.0 RAS or RRAS servers, or Windows 2000, the connection may succeed.
Using PPTP on NT
Microsoft's Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) provides the potential for network administrators to turn the Internet into part of their WAN infrastructure. Unfortunately, many organizations have not implemented PPTP because it was not available on Windows 95. But, with the
recent release of PPTP for Windows 95, greater acceptance of PPTP is likely. Source: Windows NT Systems, (Nov 1997)