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Using the CMAK wizard to build a service profile

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Using the CMAK wizard to build a service profile

You create a service profile in three overall steps:

  1. Start the Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) wizard.

  2. Run the CMAK wizard and enter all the necessary information.

  3. Let the CMAK wizard build your customized service profile.

Starting the CMAK wizard

Do not start the CMAK wizard until you have collected all the information you need and have prepared all the custom bitmaps, Help files, and other items, as described in earlier sections.

To start the CMAK wizard
  • To start the CMAK Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and double-click Connection Manager Administration Kit.

Running the CMAK wizard

Other sections in this documentation provide details on how to build a service profile, describing them in the order in which panes appear when you run the CMAK wizard. To help prepare for creating a service profile, you can complete the planning worksheet that is available in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit. For more information about Connection Manager, see "Deploying Remote Access Clients Using Connection Manager" at the Microsoft Windows Resource Kits Web site. If you completed the planning worksheet, based on the options you select in the wizard, some panes might be skipped. These should correspond to nonselected items on the worksheet.

When specifying the file location of any custom element (such as the phone book, bitmaps, icons, and so on), type the complete path or browse to find the appropriate file.

After you enter information and select options on each pane, click Next to advance to the next pane. If you want to change information that you entered in previous panes, you can click Back as many times as necessary to find the settings you want to change. Make your changes, and then click Next to continue moving forward through the CMAK wizard.

If at any time you want more information about the information to be included in a particular pane of the CMAK wizard, click Help in the pane to open a topic that contains Help specific to the content of that pane.

Finishing the CMAK wizard and building a service profile

When you finish entering information and are ready for the CMAK wizard to build a service profile, click Next. After the CMAK wizard builds the service profile, a dialog box appears, indicating the folder and file name that were used to save the service profile.


  • After you click Next in Ready to Build the Service Profile, the Back button will be grayed out. To change the profile, you will have to run the CMAK wizard again.

  • To perform advanced customization using the CMAK wizard, you must select the Advanced Customization check box before clicking Next. For more information, see Advanced Customization.


  • After you finish, you can continue with manual advanced customization, including editing the .cms files and other service-profile files. For more information, see Advanced Customization. Be sure to rerun the CMAK wizard after completing advanced customization.

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