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How do I set up a working dial-in server for remote access?

How do I setup a working dial-in server for the purpose of remote access to my home network? VPN is not an option as I am ditching my ISP and therefore need direct dial-in.

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You need a modem attached to a machine on your home network, and a telephone line that does not have an answering machine or voicemail attached to it. Configure the Routing & Remote Access service to accept incoming connections, and enable the appropriate permissions to allow your user account to dial-in. (You didn't specify whether you're running NT4 or 2000 server. The former sets up permissions in the RAS Manager, the latter in User Manager.)

This was first published in November 2003

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