LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step

Do you want to connect multiple LANs using Windows 2008 R2 Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS)? This is the step by step tutorial.

First of all, you have to have multiple NICs connected to the different LANs.  NICs should have an IP addresses of the LAN it is connected to. This IP address is the Default Gateway of that LAN.

On the server, go Server Manager. Right Click on Roles and select Add Roles.
LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step Tutorial

Review the information and click Next.
LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step Tutorial

Select check box next to Network Policy and Access Services and click Next.
Click Next on Introduction Network Policy and Access Services.
LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step Tutorial

Select checkbox next to Routing and Remote Access Services.  It will automatically select necessary services.  Click Next.
LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step Tutorial

Click Install on Confirm Installation Selection.
LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step Tutorial

Click Close on Installation Results.
LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step Tutorial

Go to Start, Administrative Tools, Routing and Remote Access.
LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step Tutorial

Right click on your server and select Configure and Enable Routing and Remote Access.
LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step Tutorial

Click Next on the Welcome screen.
LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step Tutorial

Select Custom Configuration and click Next.
LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step Tutorial

Select LAN Routing and click Next.
LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step Tutorial

Click Finish to Complete Routing and Remote Access Setup Wizard.
LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step Tutorial

Click Start Service.
LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step Tutorial

Your Routing and Remote Access Server is ready. Your Private Networks should communicate now.
LAN Routing on Windows Server 2008 R2 – Step by Step Tutorial

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