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Windows Server 2008 Remote Access and Network Access Protection

Chapter Summary

  • VPN servers running Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 support the PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, and SSTP protocols. SSTP can be used only by computers running Windows Vista or Windows 7.

  • VPN servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 support IKEv2 VPNs. VPNs using IKEv2 support automatic reconnection, but they can be used only by computers running Windows 7.

  • DirectAccess is an always-on IPv6 remote access solution. It requires a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2 and supports only clients running Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate editions.

  • You can configure a computer running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to function as a RADIUS server, RADIUS proxy, or RADIUS client.

  • The four methods of local NAP enforcement are IPsec, DHCP, VPN, and 802.1X enforcement. You can also configure NAP enforcement for RD Gateway and DirectAccess.