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Setting up a windows 7 vpn server

ComTech: IT Support Stirling

Today we are going to set up a Windows 7 vpn server which will allow you to securely access your PC from anywhere using the internet.

Click on Start – Control Panel – Network and Sharing Centre – Change adapter settings.

Once you see the connections press the ALT key which will bring up a line of menus at the top of the screen.  Go to File – New Incoming Connection.

The first thing we need to do is chose who can access your computer.  Chose the required user (or users) and tick the box next to them.  Then click next.

Next we need to chose how users will connect to your computer.  Tick the box next to Through the Internet and then click next.

On the next page leave the defaults and click Allow Access.

On the final screen you will see the name of your computer.  Write this down as you will need this later.

Now we need to allow vpn traffic through your router and any firewalls.  On your router you will need to port forward vpn traffic to your computers ip address on port 1723.  On any firewalls check that port 1723 is open.

Now we just need to check if the connection is active.  Go to Control Panel -Network Connections – Change Adapter Settings.  You should see an icon stating Incoming Connections with no clients connected.  This means that your vpn server is now active and waiting for connections.

Next time I will show you how to connect to your vpn server.

About the Author

Hi I am Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows and Linux based IT Support, laptop repairs and computer repairs to both business and personal clients in and around Stirling.

For a list of what I can offer you why not visit my website where you will find a list of my services, testimonials, blog and much more.

4 thoughts on “Setting up a windows 7 vpn server

  1. Yes it is true you can set up a vpn server using Windows Server 2008 and in an organisation where there is already a domain I would use it. Now imagine a business with one employee who has a PC set up in an office with Windows 7 installed. This person needs access to their files when they go home so what do they do? The easiest, and cheapest, way is to set up a vpn server on their Windows 7 PC which will allow them access to their desktop. You don’t always need business grade software / hardware to get things done.

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