This blog post is a step by step guide on how to install Routing and Remote Access Service on Windows Server 2019.


The Remote Access server role provides three network access technologies in Windows Server 2019. These technologies are the role services of the Remote Access server role.

  • DirectAccess
  • Routing and Remote Access
  • Web Application Proxy

By using RRAS, you can deploy DirectAccess and VPN connections to provide end-users with remote access to your organization’s network. You can also create a site-to-site VPN connection between two servers at different locations.

Understanding Test Lab:

  • WS2K19-DC01: Domain Controller and DNS server.
  • WS2K19-VPN01: Member Server.
  • WS10-CLI01: Windows 10 PC.

Install Remote Access service on Windows Server 2019:

1. Open Server Manager Console.

1. Open Server Manager Console

2. At the top of the Server Manager, click on Manage and select Add Roles and Features.

2. Click on Add Roles and Features

3. On the Before you begin page, click Next.

3. Click Next on Before You Begin Page

4. Select Role-based or feature-based installation and then click Next.

4. Choose Role-based or Feature-based Installation

5. Select a server from the server pool on which you want to install the Remote Access Service, click Next.

5. Select Server to Install Remote Access Service

6. On select server roles page, select Remote Access Service. Click Next.

6. Select Remote Access Service Check-box

7. On select features page, click Next.

7. Click Next on Select Features

8. On the Remote Access page, read a brief overview of the Routing and Remote Access Service. Click Next.

8. Read Overview Information About RAS

9. On select role services page, select DirectAccess and VPN (RAS) service.

9. Select DirectAccess and VPN Role Service

10. A new window will pop up, click on Add Features to include required features and management tools for DirectAccess and VPN.

10. Click on Add Features to Add Required Features by RAS

11. Make sure that DirectAccess and VPN role service is selected.

11. Verify DirectAccess and VPN Role Services are Selected

12. On the Web Server Role (IIS) page, read a brief overview of the IIS Service. Click Next.

12. Click Next on IIS Overview Page

13. All required IIS role services are already selected. Click Next to continue.

13. Select Required IIS Role Services

14. Click on the Install button to start the installation of Remote Access Service on Windows Server 2019.

14. Click on Install to Install RAS on Server 2019

15. After installing the Remote Access service on windows server 2019, the next step is to configure the Remote Access server.

16. Click on the Open the Getting Started Wizard link to start the wizard to configure DirectAccess and VPN on Windows Server 2019 Remote Access Server.

15. Verify the Successful Installation of RAS on Server 2019

17. From this console, we can configure VPN on Windows Server 2019. In the next post on How to Configure VPN using Remote Access Service on Windows Server 2019.

16. Click on Getting Started Wizard to configure RAS on Server 2019

After installing the Remote Access Service, next steps will be configure it.

Thank you for reading.