In this step-by-step guide, I have outlined only one of maybe half a dozen different types of client VPN connections. There are many variations that involve different encryption or authentication techniques. You can read about these alternate client configurations here.
HOW TO SET UP A VPN
Step 1: Setup requirements
Step 2: Implement DHCP services
Step 3: Create an enterprise certificate authority
Step 4: Install IAS
Step 5: Configure IAS
Step 6: Create a remote access policy
Step 7: Configure the VPN server
Step 8: Associate the VPN server with the DHCP server
Step 9: Configure your remote clients
Step 10: Test the client connection
Step 11: Alternate VPN configuration options
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft MVP for his work with Windows 2000 Server, Exchange Server and IIS. He has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once in charge of IT security for Fort Knox. For more information visit www.brienposey.com.