Enabling routing or NAT on Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Enabling routing or NAT on Windows Server

  1. You must first deploy the Routing and Remote Access Service on Windows Server.
  2. Open Server Manager, and click Tools and select Routing and Remote Access.
  1. Right-click the server, and select Configure and Enable Routing and Remote Access.
  1. When the setup wizard opens, click Next.

If Routing is needed

Follow these steps:

  1. Select Custom configuration and click Next 
  2. Select LAN routing

If NAT is needed

Follow these steps:

  1. Select Network address translation (NAT) and click Next.

  2. Select the network interface that your users will use to connect to the internet, and then click Next.

  3. Select the network adapter that shares the internet connection (in this case Local Area Connection - TAPv9 adapter), and then click Next.

  1. On the summary page, click Finish.
    • The wizard initializes and starts the RRAS service. Once the initialization completes, the server status icon changes to green.
  2. Re-start the service/server.