Windows Server 2016 can function as a NAT router, a remote access VPN server, a site-to-site VPN server, and a RADIUS server. This course explains and demonstrates how to configure each of these roles.
Windows Server 2016 provides tools for users to connect to corporate networks from outside the LAN, using VPNs where DirectAccess may not be feasible. Administrators can control and track remote connections using Network Policy Servers--Microsoft's implementation of RADIUS. Server 2016 also supports routing and NAT, which reduces the number of public IP addresses a company must purchase. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Connectivity and Remote Access, you will first learn how to use private IPs internally but still have access to the Internet. Next, you'll create a secure VPN server for remote access. Finally, you'll learn how to connect two cities with a site-to-site VPN, and configure a RADIUS server for centralized administration. By the end of this course, you'll not only learn what you need to get certified, you'll learn what you need to be a Windows Server 2016 hero in whatever capacity your job requires.
Glenn is President of Independent Software Inc., a Denver IT consultancy. He has been teaching advanced computer seminars around the world since 1988. He developed official Server 2008 courseware for Microsoft. Glenn has written 18 commercial books for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, IDG and Sybex. He is also a sought-after expert witness.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Glenn Weadock, and welcome to my course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Connectivity and Remote Access. I'm a consultant and seminar leader at Independent Software Inc. in Colorado, and an author of over a dozen books on Windows, networking, and certification. Ever feel like tossing those complex routers and VPN servers out the window? Well, if so, don't, you might hurt someone, but you might like to know that Windows can do some of the things that they do. In this course we'll discover how to turn Windows Server 2016 into a router and into a remote access server. Some of the major topics that we will cover include how to use private IPs internally, but still access the internet, create a secure VPN server for remote access, connect two cities with a site-to-site VPN, and configure a radius server for centralized authentication. By the end of this course you'll know which consoles to use and how to set them up to give users on the internet access to your corporate network, how to create and troubleshoot network policies to limit such access, and how to configure RADIUS servers and proxies to organize it all. Before beginning the course you should be familiar with Window Server and Active Directory fundamentals, but no advanced knowledge is required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn point-to-site and site-to-site connectivity with the Implementing Windows Server 2016 Connectivity and Remote Access at Pluralsight.