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windows 2012 server as router?

slapshot136 6,395 1,756 November 28, 2012 at 07:57 AM
I was wondering if I installed a couple extra NIC's, could I use windows server 2012 as a router? Ideally I would want it to be able to support 2 wan interfaces, 1 lan interface, and wifi, and act as a VPN server (so I could login and have access to all the computers on the lan) + firewall - I know there are linux OS's dedicated to such things, but I need other windows features and would like to use just 1 computer if possible to do all of these things - does anyone know if it's possible/how to set it up?



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WARNING: This is coming from an extreme anti-microsoftie(sp?) Take this opinion as you will.

I would not expose Windows server 2008 to the open net like that. I wont even expose a 'normal' linux/bsd server to the open net like that.
My opinion is you have to HARDEN the carp out of any router systems, there better not be a bit of extraneous software running/installed on it.
My recommendation is use a prebuilt router operating system for this purpose e.g

Now having said, what windows services do you need that you want to put on this? Pfsense can pretty much do everything ... short of running an exchange server/AD server etc.

Again just my opinion, if you disagree... send your rants to /dev/null
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