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Authentication with Windows 2003 server

Hi there,

I am looking for achieve this task. I would like to know How I could authenticate users accesing by my wireless network? I mean in windows 2003 server. They must type their username and password. I want to restricted users which are not on the list to access by my wireless network. I know that in windows 2000 I could use radius server. Could I use it here?.

Also, I guess that I have to allow these "new users" in AD.

I am looking forward to read helpfull information here and of course I will give it a rate (points)

Any ideas are welcome.




Re: Authentication with Windows 2003 server

Same thing for 2003, it is called IAS (Internet Authentication Service).

Basically you will set up IAS with a RADIUS Client which would be your wireless access point(s). Then you will set up a remote access policy which will define how connections are authorized or rejected (windows groups, protocols etc.). Don't forget to register IAS with active directory.

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Re: Authentication with Windows 2003 server

ok thanks for the answer. The link is very useful.

Now, I don't know which is the best practice to install IAS server. Do you think it could be install in Domain Controler or another server?. What do you recomend me?



Re: Authentication with Windows 2003 server

I think it might have to be installed on the domain controller but I'm not sure about that. I've never seen a best practice on the subject, but I can't think of any reasons why it would be better to have it on a separate server. If you have a secondary domain controller, you can install it there as well with duplicate configuration. You can then have backup in case your primary fails.

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