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Include a Custom Help File

Updated: March 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012

Using the CMAK wizard, you can provide customized Connection Manager Help to help your users connect to your network.

The Help file you can include depends upon the operating system selection you make on the Select the Target Operating System page of the CMAK wizard:

  • If you selected Windows Vista then you can include a .chm file in your connection profile. For more information about how to create a custom .chm file, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80959 on the Microsoft Web site.

  • If you selected Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000, then you can include an .hlp file in your connection profile. For more information about how to create a custom .hlp file, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80970 on the Microsoft Web site.

 

Setting Description

Default Help file

Specifies that the default Connection Manager Help provided with Windows is displayed to users when they press F1 or click Help when running this connection profile.

Custom Help file

Specifies the custom Help file that is displayed to users when they press F1 or click Help when running this connection profile.

The following table summarizes which Help file is displayed to the user under what conditions. Older operating system refers to Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows 2000 on the Select Target Operating System wizard page.

 

Profile option selected Operating system installed on CMAK administrator includes User sees this Help

Older operating system

Older operating system

Custom .hlp file

Custom .hlp file

Older operating system

Older operating system

No custom help

Default .hlp file on operating system

Windows Vista

Windows Vista

Custom .chm file

Custom .chm file

Windows Vista

Windows Vista

No custom help

Default .chm file on operating system

Older operating system

Windows Vista

-

Default .chm file on operating system

Windows Vista

Older operating system

-

Does not work - profile does not install

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