Nothing is good as having a streamlined usage of a server regardless of where it is being used. That is why the remote access policy is such a small but powerful tool if only you can learn how to use it to your advantage. Plus it is no rocket science configuring this feature, just like any other procedure for creating configurations for particular applications, so is it easy to undertake this.
So what is a Remote Access Policy Really?
Just so you know, a remote access policy is beneficial because it simply dictates ways in which users on a remote area network make user of the server. It is a server protocol that sort of tells users on a remote area network how they are to use the server. It additionally kind of gives specifics as to who can access the network and ways to use it, it also is crucial in terms of the speed of the network access and finally, it is also used for determining the restrictions on users with regard to aspects such as hardware and data accessibility. In that regard, for you to set up the remote access, I am assuming that you are the administrator of the server because you might need some administrative rights.
Create Remote Access Policy
To create the remote access policy, click on the Start menu and maneuver to Programs from where you should pick Administrative Tools and open Routing and Remote Access option. Once here, right click on Remote Access Policies and then on the drop down menu that you will be presented, click New Remote Access Policy. What this does is give you access to the Remote Access Policy Wizard. Progress to the next option by clicking on Next. Under the presented Policy Name space, enter a policy name you like and click Dial-up on the Access Method pane, click Next when you finished. Now choose the right type, user group under the User or Group Access page and when finished, maneuver to the Microsoft Encrypted Authentication version 2 (MS-CHAPv2) and tick the box besides it. Progress to the Finish by clicking on Next and clicking Finish.
Finish Off the Task!
Up to this point, your newly created policy should now be visible in the Remote Access Policy List. Now simply right click on the new policy and select Edit, then configure additional Policy options. However, ensure you check the box beside the Grant remote access permission option and set any particular dates and times using the dialog box. Press the finish and your policy is as good as created.
Hope the above steps have been helpful and you were able to create a remote access policy on your server. Like I said earlier, the procedure is a simple one and should not give you any challenges whatsoever. Good. Have the streamlined usage of the server and let your users enjoy their time on the network. This feature is powerful and its benefits are as well powerful.