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Connect/Disconnect Dial-up

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Connect/Disconnect Dial-up activity connects or disconnects a dial-up connection or VPN. The connection must be configured on the Runbook server before the activity can use it. For more information on creating a network connection in Windows Server 2008, see Establish Network Connections

Configuring the Connect/Disconnect Dial-up Activity

Use the following information to configure the Connect/Disconnect Dial-up activity.

Connection Tab

Settings Configuration Instructions

Dial-up or VPN entry

Type the name of the entry as entered in the address book, or click the ellipsis (…) button and select the entry from the Remote Access Phone Book.


Select whether to connect to or disconnect from the dial-up connection or VPN


Enter the number of times the activity should attempt to connect to the remote network before quitting.


Enter the amount of time, in seconds, that the activity should wait between retry attempts.

Authentication Tab

Settings Configuration Instructions


Enter the name of the domain for the username.


Enter the username to logon to the remote network.


Enter the password for the username.

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.


Item Description

Dial-up or VPN name

The name assigned of the network connection

Number of retries attempted

Indicates how many times the activity attempted to establish the connection before succeeding or failing.

Domain name credential

The domain name used by the activity when establishing a connection

User name credential

The user name used by the activity when establishing a connection

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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