VPN: Set up lan games/View connected computers


  • I have Windows Server 2008 Datacenter R2 SP1 32-bit and im having a bit of difficulty with the VPN ive set up. I'm trying to make it so that clients can view each other on the VPN network and not have to enter an IP address in the address bar of their file browser. Im also trying to make it so we can play LAN games on the VPN. Currently i have WINS running and configured to the VPN, but its not helping.

    What can i do and what do i have to do? I want to use the windows VPN server and not a third-party program like Hamachi or Tunngle.
    Wednesday, December 05, 2012 6:53 PM

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  • Hi,

    In Windows server OS, we can install the Routing and Remote Access Services component to make this server as a VPN server. The following are some RRAS related articles, I think it can helps if you want to setup a VPN server.

    Install RRAS

    Enable RRAS as a VPN Server

    After you configure the VPN server, please manually configure the VPN server with the IP addresses of the appropriate DNS and WINS servers. By default, the VPN clients inherit the DNS and WINS server IP addresses configured on the VPN server. However, VPN clients that are capable of sending a DHCPINFORM message get their DNS and WINS server IP addresses from the DHCP server. If we cannot put the DNS/WINS options in DHCP request, you may consider use static IP Pool on VPN server. It will inherit the DNS and WINS server setting on all VPN clients.

    Configure the Way RRAS Assigns IP Addresses to VPN Clients

    Best Regards,


    Aiden Cao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Aiden_CaoModerator Friday, December 14, 2012 2:02 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by DonVito186 Friday, December 14, 2012 2:05 AM
    Thursday, December 06, 2012 6:06 AM
  • I went through the steps, and when enabling RRAS as a VPN Server it looks like i need two connections, otherwise to select custom. What do i need to do there?

    Also i don't fully understand the directions you gave after enabling RRAS as a VPN Server. Can you please rephrase it into a process that i can just start going through menus to find what your talking about? That would be much appreciated.

    Thursday, December 06, 2012 7:32 AM