Routing and Remote Access in Windows Server 2012 - Part 1


This article is the first part of a series about Routing and Remote Access in Windows Server 2012.

In this article you will learn how to install Remote Access, Routing and VPN features in Windows Server 2012.

Step 1

First of all open your Server Manager. In the Server Manager you will find an option for "Add Roles and Feature" on the front page; click on it or you can go to the "Manage" option and then click the "Add Roles and Features", they both will open the same window.


Now a new window will be opened named "Add Roles and Features". First some information about this window will be given, you can click on the "Next" button to start the process of Remote Access.


Step 2

The next page is for selecting the "Installation type." Select the first option and then click on "Next".


On clicking "Next", the Destination Server page will be opened where you must select the server from the Server Pool. Here I have only one server in the Server Pool so my server is automatically selected.


Step 3

On the next page you must select the rolls to be installed. Scroll Down to the "Remote Access" and click on it.


After clicking on Remote Access, a new window will be opened where you must select the "Add Features" option.


Step 4

The next page is for the Features, you can select any feature you want it to install or otherwise simply click on "Next" button without selecting anything like I do.


The next page will provide you information about the Remote Access and will tell you which work can be completed by it.


Step 5

Now comes the main part where you must select the "Roll Services under Remote Access." Select both the services i.e. "Direct Access and VPN" and "Routing".


The next page is the Confirmation page that will show you your selections, you can check them and after that click on "Install" to start the installation process.


Now your installation begin that will require a few minutes, depending on the processing power of your server.