RRAS in win7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by dvader, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. dvader

    dvader MDL Novice

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    I can enable the service Routing and Remote access service in windows 7
    but there is no MMC snapin to manage the VPN server.

    Is there a way to take the files from server 2008 and copy them over?

    I'm running win 7 ultimate and would like to make it a vpn server (for personal / 1 connection useage)

    Any ideas?
    Thanks
     
  2. dvader

    dvader MDL Novice

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    Anybody? Help me out here :)
     
  3. rdyoung

    rdyoung MDL Novice

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    An even easier way to do it, is buy a router, if you dont already have one, that supports dd-wrt, openwrt or even tomato, and set that up as a vpn server. It will have a smaller power footprint and wont have to be on all the time. That's how I have mine setup so I can be sure I am secure wherever I am using my laptop away from home or a network that I setup.
     
  4. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    RRAS is just to support VPN client connections why would you think that it is even possible to run a VPN (VPN Server is an incorrect term since a VPN is a network not a server it doesn't serve clients), on a client OS? If you need a VPN then buy a VPN appliance or set up Server to do it.
     
  5. dvader

    dvader MDL Novice

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    You have to run openvpn with that setup though, correct?
    You can't use windows' built in software?
     
  6. dvader

    dvader MDL Novice

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    You can setup a pptp or ipsec connection. I did it with w2k3
    and I had encryption across it.
    It's just so i can RDP into my server from work and when i'm at other people's houses.
    I dont want to use OPENvpn or anything like that because then i would have to install a bunch of software where ever i go.
    if i do a pptp/ipsec setup in RRAS, i can use the software in windows to make a secure connection back to my box and rdp across it.
    I switched to windows 7 ult. because I dont really need a domain for 2 or 3 computers. but my box does run 24/7 because it is a dvr and file server.

    Again, the idea is not to have to install additional software.
    I think the the mmc snapin from win2k8 copied over to win7 would work. the service is in win7 already. its' just disabled.
    But i dont have win2k8 and have not tried it. so i was hoping someone else may have tried it.
     
  7. B_khoshbakhti

    B_khoshbakhti MDL Novice

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    certain answer

    Hi, yes it is true that you can start the Routing And Remote Access in windows xp & windows 7,you can run the windows as a Microsoft Router with the following command but I do not know its commands for VPN and other services in which is related with the service.
    Route print
    route add <the destination address> mask <the subnet mask> <gateway ip address>
    :eek:
     
  8. jackfrosty

    jackfrosty MDL Novice

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    If you don't have a solution to offer just don't reply with garbage

    I had to create an account to this dumb forum just to respond to morons who give dumb solutions to a simple problem. He was asking for an MMC snap in for RRAS. One idiot suggest "buy a router", and the other openvpn. If you have nothing smart to offer, just STFU.
     
  9. urie

    urie Moderator
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    #9 urie, Feb 2, 2011
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    I don't see you posting any useful information either If that is all you have to offer with your first post I suggest you go to another forum.
     
  10. oscill8r

    oscill8r MDL Junior Member

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    Install Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) ;)
     
  11. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    Following are the steps for configuring Incoming VPN Connection in Windows 7

    1.First go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center.

    2.Click on Change adapter settings.

    3.Press Alt+F and select New Incoming connection

    4.Put a check on who you’d like to give access to this computer or you can configure a new account by clicking on Add someone,after that click on Next.

    5.Put a check mark on Through the Internet. Click on Next.

    6.Select the protocols you want to enable for this connection. Click on Allow access.

    7.Make a note of the Computer name as this will be used by the client to connect to this computer and after that Click on Close.
     
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