Windows built with features as a VPN server. Creating a VPN server on Windows can be done without using the software. This tricks can be run on both of the Windows Operating System (Windows 7 and Windows 8). The server will be built using a protocol point-to-point tunneling (PPTP).
You need to know, many people choose to use a VPN server, because you can use this ability to connect into a local network in your home, play multiplayer games using the LAN, and even it can be used as web browsing security on public Wi-Fi connection.
While this is a good feature of Windows, but this feature has some limitations such as: you should forward the port from your router, you must connect Windows and port router for a PPTP VPN server to the Internet, so it will be required extra security and you should use a strong password. Still there are other deficiencies that should you finding out more.
Creating a VPN Server on Windows
- The first thing you should do, you must open the Network Connections window. The fastest way to open it is to press the Windows key, type ncpa.cpl and press Enter.
- Then, after the Network Connections window is already open, press the Alt key. So then you will see menus, click the File menu and select New Incoming Connection.
- Next you need to select a user account that can connect to the VPN server. Select the check box next to VPN_User to allow that person can be access to this computer and network.
- Select via the Internet to allow other computers to connect to the VPN.
- You can then select the check box next to each type of networking software that should be enabled for incoming connections. For example, if you want people to connect to the VPN has access to printers and files shared on your local network; you can add a check box next to File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks. If the setting of what you want is correct, click Allow access.
- If the VPN server is no longer needed, you can disable it by deleting Incoming Connections item from the Network Connections window.
Now I think you can understand about how to create a VPN Server on Windows. If you still do not understand, you can learn more at the video below.