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  • Question

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    Hi,

        Is SSTP VPN included in Windows XP SP3 in the v.3264 or in the future?

    Thanks

    Sunday, January 13, 2008 12:41 PM

Answers

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    Hi,

     

    All references to inclusion of SSTP in XP SP3 are purely rumours and untrue.

    We do not have SSTP integrated with SP3.

     

    Thanks

    Shashank

     

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 2:00 PM

All replies

  • SSTP for VPN is not included and will not be included with XPSP3.

    Thanks,
    Madhan G.
    MSFT
    • Proposed as answer by CountryKING™ Friday, January 14, 2011 2:54 AM
    Monday, January 14, 2008 8:49 AM
  • when did that change? Are there any plans to suppor this on XP?

     

    Wednesday, February 13, 2008 5:37 AM
  • Well, according to this article
    http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/22033
    XP SP3 will include SSTP
    Friday, February 15, 2008 4:39 PM
  • In December I received the following response from Technet Concierge regarding SSTP in winxp sp3.  What's changed - is there an anouncement about it?

     

    Cheers

     

    Dale

     

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    Hi Dale,

     

    This is Rheena from Microsoft TechNet Online Concierge.

     

    I got confirmation that SSTP support will be included in Windows XP SP3.

     

    You may also check the following page for more information about SSTP:
    The Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/06/CableGuy/default.aspx

     

    Virtual Private Networking: Frequently Asked Questions

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/vpn/vpnfaq.mspx

     

    And once the Windows XP SP3 will be release in public, you can find more information on this page:
    Release Notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936929

     

    Best Regards,

    Rheena

    TechNet Online Concierge

     

     

     

     

     

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:07 PM
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    Hi,

     

    All references to inclusion of SSTP in XP SP3 are purely rumours and untrue.

    We do not have SSTP integrated with SP3.

     

    Thanks

    Shashank

     

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 2:00 PM
  • Based partly on the above referenced article from Microsoft TechNet Online Concierge  as well as the article in Network World, we started researching the use of SSTP,  set up a lab environment, and began analysis and testing, only to find out that someone at Microsoft changed their minds about supporting this in XP SP3.  Not cool, guys. We wasted a valuable amount of time as a result of this little game.

    Thursday, September 18, 2008 6:16 PM
  • This is very very disappointing. So much for one primary reason to migrate to Windows 2008. 3rd party clients suck and break windows networking. However, Windows VPN is limited and extremely fickle. That's ridiculous you guys dropped this last minute.

    Thursday, September 18, 2008 7:40 PM
  • Agreed. Especially when you consider the stupendous failure that is Windows Vista. I guess we're all stuck waiting until Windows 7 arrives before we can look at SSTP from MS. Maybe the open source community can step up and create a client that adds support to XP??
    Thursday, September 18, 2008 8:45 PM
  • If you are looking for an official statement about the non-support of SSTP with Windows XP, get to the Virtual Private Networking Frequently Asked Questions article at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/vpn/vpnfaq.mspx.

    Q.    Where can I find out more information about the new Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)?
    A.    Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) is a new tunneling protocol that uses HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) encapsulation over a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) channel. Because SSTP uses SSL traffic (TCP port 443), SSTP can be used in many different network configurations, for example, when VPN clients or servers are behind network address translators (NATs), firewalls, or proxy servers. SSTP is only supported by Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1. For additional information, see The Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol and the Routing and Remote Access Blog.

    The funny thing is that this was referenced by the Technet Concierge email from MacBender...
    Saturday, October 25, 2008 3:33 PM
  • Dear All,

    When the SSTP support with Windows XP SP3?

    If support any references?

     

    BR

    Khemarin

    Sunday, May 9, 2010 3:30 AM
  • Dear All,

    When the SSTP support with Windows XP SP3?

    If support any references?

     

    BR

    Khemarin


    Did you not read any of the above text before you posted?  It is not to be included.  You need Vista SP1 or later.

    Choosing between tunneling protocols

    When choosing between PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, and SSTP remote access VPN solutions, consider the following:

    • PPTP can be used with a variety of Microsoft clients including Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. Unlike L2TP/IPsec, PPTP does not require the use of a public key infrastructure (PKI). By using encryption, PPTP-based VPN connections provide data confidentiality (captured packets cannot be interpreted without the encryption key). PPTP-based VPN connections, however, do not provide data integrity (proof that the data was not modified in transit) or data origin authentication (proof that the data was sent by the authorized user).
    • L2TP can only be used with client computers running Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista. L2TP supports either computer certificates or a preshared key as the authentication method for IPsec. Computer certificate authentication, the recommended authentication method, requires a PKI to issue computer certificates to the VPN server computer and all VPN client computers. By using IPsec, L2TP/IPsec VPN connections provide data confidentiality, data integrity, and data authentication.

      Unlike PPTP and SSTP, L2TP/IPsec enables machine authentication at the IPsec layer and user level authentication at the PPP layer.
    • SSTP can only be used with client computers running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008. By using SSL, SSTP VPN connections provide data confidentiality, data integrity, and data authentication.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771298(WS.10).aspx 



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