Connection Manager Administration Kit
Updated: January 25, 2008
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista
Connection Manager in Windows is connection management software that simplifies and enhances the management of remote connections. Connection Manager uses profiles made of connection settings that allow connections from the local computer to a remote network. You can use the Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) to create profiles for Connection Manager and distribute them to your users. The profile contains all of the settings required for the user to connect. The user does not have to know the phone number of a dial-up server, or the IP address of a VPN server.
The documentation available for CMAK includes the following.
CMAK is not installed by default on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008. However, after you have installed CMAK, no further set up on the CMAK wizard is required. The CMAK wizard guides you through the process of building service profiles.
Connection Manager Administration Kit Product Help for Windows Server 2008
The CMAK Help file is installed with CMAK and is displayed when you press F1 or click a Help link while in the CMAK wizard.
Connection Manager Product Help for Windows Server 2008
The Connection Manager Help file is the default Help that is included with CMAK profiles that you distribute to your users.
Connection Manager Administration Kit – Sample Source Files for Customized Help (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=108180)
This file includes a sample with source files that can be compiled by using HTML Help Workshop. It illustrates how to create a customized Help file that can be used in a connection profile created with CMAK. This file is located on the Microsoft Download Center.
The topics in this section provide information about administering CMAK. They include procedures for common tasks that administrators need in order to configure and use CMAK.
Connection Manager Administration Kit Operations Guide
The Operations Guide contains guidance for planning, creating, testing, and deploying Connection Manager profiles. It expands on the information provided in the Help file.