Installing the Windows 2000 Router
Microsoft has expanded the capabilities of Windows 2000 Routing and Remote Access Services. Using Win2K for your routing needs may now be a viable option. Here is how to do it according to Kackie Charles' Windows 2000 Routing and Remote Access Service, New Riders, 2000.
Before installing the Windows 2000 Router, all routing hardware needs to be installed and functioning properly.
The Routing and Remote Access Service is installed when you install Windows 2000 Server, but it is left in a disabled state after installation is completed. You must enable RRAS to configure and use the Windows 2000 router:
- Open the Routing and Remote Access console.
- The local server is listed as a server by default, but if you want to add another server, right-click Server Status, then click Add Server. The Add Server dialog box will appear. Click the appropriate option, then click OK.
- Select the server you want to enable from the list of servers in the console tree. Right-click the server, then click Configure and Enable Routing and Remote Access.
- The Routing and Remote Access Wizard will appear. You will supply the following information:
- Specify if you want to do LAN or LAN/WAN routing. (If you opt to enable remote access service at this time, you will be asked questions regarding that as well.)
- Specify the devices over which you want to enable routing.
- When prompted, start the Routing and Remote Access Service.