Configuring L2TP VPN on Windows Server
PPTP is obsolete and no one should use it. It was widely used because it was so simple to set up. But we need to stop because it is no longer safe to use.
How To Make The Switch to L2TP
When you installed Routing and Remote Access, it already enabled L2TP. You just need to add a Preshared Key
Then make sure you have enough ports available for the potential users.
Then reboot the server or it won’t work. Restarting the services is not enough. Reboot.
Configure Client Connections
Windows computers will all need this registry change if your server is behind NAT (and of course it is). You probably want to deploy this with a GPO. Macs don’t need any special treatment to connect.