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Get-VpnConnection

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: October 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Get-VpnConnection

Retrieves the specified VPN connection profile information.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Get0
Get-VpnConnection [[-Name] <String[]> ] [-AllUserConnection] [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Get-VpnConnection cmdlet retrieves the specified VPN connection profile and its properties. If you do not specify a profile name, the cmdlet returns a list of all VPN connections in the phone book.

Parameters

-AllUserConnection

Indicates that the VPN connection is retrieved from the global phone book.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete. The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet. For more information about Windows PowerShell® background jobs, see about_Jobs.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-CimSession<CimSession[]>

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.


Aliases

Session

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String[]>

Specifies an array of names of VPN connection profiles.


Aliases

ConnectionName

Required?

false

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ThrottleLimit<Int32>

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#VpnConnection[]

    The Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance object is a wrapper class that displays Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) objects. The path after the pound sign (#) provides the namespace and class name for the underlying WMI object.
    The VpnConnection object contains the VpnConnection configuration settings.


Examples

Example 1: Get all available VPN connections

This command returns a list of all available VPN connections in the user's local phone book.


PS C:\> Get-VpnConnection
Name                  : Test1
ServerAddress : 10.1.1.2
AllUserConnection : False
Guid : {65EA2A6D-60A5-49DA-AEDF-5542171D3794}
TunnelType : Automatic
AuthenticationMethod : {MsChapv2}
EncryptionLevel : Required
L2tpIPsecAuth : Certificate
UseWinlogonCredential : False
EapConfigXmlStream :
ConnectionStatus : Disconnected
NapState : NotConnected
RememberCredential : False
SplitTunneling : False
DnsSuffix :
IdleDisconnectSeconds : 0

Name : Test6
ServerAddress : 10.1.1.1
AllUserConnection : False
Guid : {03D226D4-3EBF-4B67-9618-4E310AD3FE87}
TunnelType : Ikev2
AuthenticationMethod : {MachineCertificate}
EncryptionLevel : Required
L2tpIPsecAuth :
UseWinlogonCredential : False
EapConfigXmlStream :
ConnectionStatus : Disconnected
NapState : NotConnected
RememberCredential : False
SplitTunneling : False
DnsSuffix :
IdleDisconnectSeconds : 0

Name : Test7
ServerAddress : Washington
AllUserConnection : False
Guid : {671F26F9-7C5C-44B2-8271-BD2005FCE702}
TunnelType : Automatic
AuthenticationMethod : {MsChapv2}
EncryptionLevel : Required
L2tpIPsecAuth : Certificate
UseWinlogonCredential : False
EapConfigXmlStream :
ConnectionStatus : Disconnected
NapState : NotConnected
RememberCredential : False
SplitTunneling : False
DnsSuffix :
IdleDisconnectSeconds : 0

Example 2: Get all available VPN connections from the global phonebook

This command retrieves all the available VPN connections from the global phone book.


PS C:\> Get-VpnConnection -AllUserConnection
Name                  : Test5
ServerAddress : 10.1.1.1
AllUserConnection : True
Guid : {CF59A4C3-57DB-41FA-9793-D0C785756ABD}
TunnelType : L2tp
AuthenticationMethod : {Eap}
EncryptionLevel : Required
L2tpIPsecAuth : Certificate
UseWinlogonCredential : False
EapConfigXmlStream : #document
ConnectionStatus : Disconnected
NapState : NotConnected
RememberCredential : True
SplitTunneling : True
DnsSuffix :
IdleDisconnectSeconds : 0

Name : Test3
ServerAddress : 10.1.1.1
AllUserConnection : True
Guid : {E37453AF-EE0B-4DD8-9AC0-30B262B0CA74}
TunnelType : L2tp
AuthenticationMethod : {Pap}
EncryptionLevel : Optional
L2tpIPsecAuth : Certificate
UseWinlogonCredential : False
EapConfigXmlStream :
ConnectionStatus : Disconnected
NapState : NotConnected
RememberCredential : False
SplitTunneling : False
DnsSuffix : washington.contoso.com
IdleDisconnectSeconds : 600

Name : Test4
ServerAddress : 10.1.1.1
AllUserConnection : True
Guid : {C5D5579E-FF9D-4F31-ABE1-B26AB38107CD}
TunnelType : L2tp
AuthenticationMethod : {Eap}
EncryptionLevel : Required
L2tpIPsecAuth : Psk
UseWinlogonCredential : False
EapConfigXmlStream : #document
ConnectionStatus : Disconnected
NapState : NotConnected
RememberCredential : True
SplitTunneling : True
DnsSuffix :
IdleDisconnectSeconds : 0

Example 3: Get a specific VPN connection from the global phone book

This command retrieves the VPN connection named Test3 from the global phone book.


PS C:\> Get-VpnConnection -Name "Test3" –AllUserConnection
Name                  : Test3
ServerAddress : 10.1.1.1
AllUserConnection : True
Guid : {E37453AF-EE0B-4DD8-9AC0-30B262B0CA74}
TunnelType : L2tp
AuthenticationMethod : {Pap}
EncryptionLevel : Optional
L2tpIPsecAuth : Certificate
UseWinlogonCredential : False
EapConfigXmlStream :
ConnectionStatus : Disconnected
NapState : NotConnected
RememberCredential : False
SplitTunneling : False
DnsSuffix : washington.contoso.com
IdleDisconnectSeconds : 600

Example 4: Get multiple VPN connections

This command retrieves multiple specified VPN connections from the global phone book.


PS C:\> Get-VpnConnection -Name "Test3",  "Test4",  "test5" –AllUserConnection
Name                  : Test3
ServerAddress : 10.1.1.1
AllUserConnection : True
Guid : {E37453AF-EE0B-4DD8-9AC0-30B262B0CA74}
TunnelType : L2tp
AuthenticationMethod : {Pap}
EncryptionLevel : Optional
L2tpIPsecAuth : Certificate
UseWinlogonCredential : False
EapConfigXmlStream :
ConnectionStatus : Disconnected
NapState : NotConnected
RememberCredential : False
SplitTunneling : False
DnsSuffix : washington.contoso.com
IdleDisconnectSeconds : 600

Name : Test4
ServerAddress : 10.1.1.1
AllUserConnection : True
Guid : {C5D5579E-FF9D-4F31-ABE1-B26AB38107CD}
TunnelType : L2tp
AuthenticationMethod : {Eap}
EncryptionLevel : Required
L2tpIPsecAuth : Psk
UseWinlogonCredential : False
EapConfigXmlStream : #document
ConnectionStatus : Disconnected
NapState : NotConnected
RememberCredential : True
SplitTunneling : True
DnsSuffix :
IdleDisconnectSeconds : 0

Name : test5
ServerAddress : 10.1.1.1
AllUserConnection : True
Guid : {CF59A4C3-57DB-41FA-9793-D0C785756ABD}
TunnelType : L2tp
AuthenticationMethod : {Eap}
EncryptionLevel : Required
L2tpIPsecAuth : Certificate
UseWinlogonCredential : False
EapConfigXmlStream : #document
ConnectionStatus : Disconnected
NapState : NotConnected
RememberCredential : True
SplitTunneling : True
DnsSuffix :
IdleDisconnectSeconds : 0

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