Windows 2000 Definition of Modem Server

by Johannes Helmig [Published on 12 Feb. 2000 / Last Updated on 12 Feb. 2000]

Like the Windows95/98 Dialup-Networking Server and the Windows NT4
Remote Access Services
, you can configure your modem to allow Incoming connections, however there are some differences:

Acording to chapter 9 in MS Press book "Upgrading to Windows2000 Training Kit":
"You can configure inbound connections in Windows2000 with the same
Network Connection Wizard used for outbound connections if the computer
is not a member of a domain. However, you must use the Routing and
Remote Access Service (RRAS) to configure inbound connections when the
computer is a member of a domain or a domain controller

This page describes the configuration via the "Network Connection Wizard",
which is available on both Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000
server (while the configuration via RRAS is NOT available on Windows2000 Professional ).

From the Dial-Up Connection
, select to
"Make New Connection"
to start the Network
Connection Wizard
Select to "Accept
Incoming connections
Select your modem
(the same screen allows to
define Direct Cable connections)
Select, whether to allow
"Virtual Private Connections
", which is usually
only activated when
connecting via a WAN or
via the Internet.
Like NT4, Users must be
defined (in User Manager)

and you need to give them
the permission to use the
incoming connection.
By default, the connection
will use TCP/IP protocol
and permission (within
their user permissions) to
access data on the disk
(File and Printer Sharing).

You should verify the
TCP/IP configuration
by selecting "Properties"
The system will need at
least 2 IP-addresses:
- 1 for your modem accepting
the incoming connection
- 1 for calling modem

By default, automatic IP
address assignment via DHCP
is selected.
If you do not have a DHCP-
server on your network, then
define yourself a range of
Done !

(although it looks like it,
you can NOT change the
name "Incoming Connections")
There is now a new
icon in your Connections

Before testing your incoming connection, you should check the
Configuration of the Incoming Connection

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The Author — Johannes Helmig

Dr.Johannes Helmig is working as Director, Technical Knowledge Management in the Belgium office of Gerber Technology where he is involved in Customer Service and internal training, with special interest in Networking.


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