Routing and Remote Access

The Routing and Remote Access (RemoteAccess) service provides multiprotocol LAN-to-LAN, LAN-to-WAN, VPN, and NAT routing services. This service also provides dial-up and VPN remote access services. Your server can use this service to function as a remote access server, a VPN server, a gateway, or a branch-office router.

From a routing perspective, the Routing and Remote Access service supports the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Routing Information Protocol (RIP) routing protocols, and it controls the routing tables for the TCP/IP stack-forwarding engine.

The Routing and Remote Access service must be explicitly enabled to support remote access scenarios. If you support remote access and this service stops, the computer cannot accept incoming RAS, VPN, or dial-on-demand connections, and routing protocols are not received or transmitted.

The Routing and Remote Access service is installed by default, and its startup type is Disabled.

The Routing and Remote Access service is dependent upon the following system components:

  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper