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Add Support for VPN Connections

Updated: March 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012

A virtual private network (VPN) is an encrypted session between the client and the remote server to which it is connected. The remote server can act as a router, sending the packets received from the client on its public network adapter to a separate, secured network attached to a second, private network adapter. To specify that the connection is to be a VPN link to a remote server, select the appropriate check box at the top of the dialog box. Then enter the name or IP address of the VPN server, or supply a text file with a list of VPN server names or addresses from which the user can select.

 

Setting Description

Phone book from this profile

Specifies that the VPN connection can be completed by using any dial-up settings stored in the phone book associated with this connection profile.

Phone books from the merged profiles

Specifies that the VPN connection can be completed over any dial-up settings stored in the phone books associated with the merged connection profiles.

Always use the same VPN server

When selected, specifies the DNS name or IP address of the VPN to which the client is to connect.

Allow the user to choose a VPN server before connecting

When selected, specifies a text file that lists the VPN servers from which the users can choose. For more information about how the text file must be formatted, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80962 on the Microsoft Web site.

Use the same user name and password for VPN and dial-up connections

Specifies that if the user establishes this VPN connection over a dial-up network connection, that the same user name and password that grants access to the dial-up network also grants access to the VPN server.

If you check either the Phone book from this profile or the Phone books from the merged profiles check boxes to indicate that you do want VPN support in this connection profile, then the Create or Modify a VPN Entry page is included in the CMAK wizard after this page. If you do not check either of the top two check boxes, then the wizard pages for configuring VPN entries do not appear.

For more information about configuring your profile for VPN support, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80952 on the Microsoft Web site.

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