Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

How do I lock down my Windows 2008 R2 Server so only certain computers can connect to it? I would ideally like to use some sort of certificate rather than an IP as my IP changes. I've done this in Linux, but I don't know where to start with Windows.

Thanks!

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 0 down vote accepted

If by 'other computers' you mean 'other Windows computers' you can use IPSec policies to determine who is allowed to talk to the machine. IPSec policies use a pre-shared key (not quite a certificate) between various stations to allow/disallow contact. Unfortunately, I haven't actually used them for this purpose, I just know it can be done.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.