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Configuring Windows Server 2003 as a router

Expert Laura Hunter explains how to configure RRAS to function as a router to direct traffic between the LAN and the WAN.

My platform is Win 2003 Server Standard. I have a Windows 2003 Server set up with two NICs, a WAN and a LAN. The WAN connects to a PIX firewall and the LAN to a switch. The server itself connects to the Internet fine, but clients connected through the LAN switch do not have access. Am I missing a RRAS configuration?
If you are using your Windows Server to allow your clients to connect to the Internet, then you'll need to configure RRAS to function as a router to direct traffic between the LAN and the WAN. See the following checklist for information on configuring Windows Server 2003 as a router: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/ServerHelp/17444945-a362-4488-8722-1c0532199706.mspx.
This was last published in October 2005

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