Connection Manager Administration Kit Operations Guide
Updated: April 8, 2009
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista
Connection Manager is a versatile client dialer and VPN connection software that you can customize by using the Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) wizard. The CMAK wizard lets you configure all of the settings your users need to connect to your network from a remote location by using either dial-up or virtual private network (VPN) connections. The wizard collects all of the settings into an executable that can be easily installed on the user’s computer providing an easy way for the user to initiate the connection without having to know phone numbers, VPN protocols, security methods, and so on.
CMAK is an optional feature on Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows® 7, Windows Server® 2008, and Windows Server 2003.
The CMAK wizard and this documentation is designed for network administrators, information architects, and other team members responsible for the design, development, testing, distribution, and support of remote network connection software for the customers who connect to your Internet or network service.
- Before installing CMAK, see Before You Start: Understanding Connection Manager and the Administration Kit.
- To understand your customization options and how to select the options most appropriate to your needs and those of your users, see Phase One: Planning.
- For information on how to design and develop custom graphics, text, programs, and other elements to support your needs, see Phase Two: Developing Custom Elements.
- For information on how to create your service profiles using the CMAK wizard and advanced customization techniques, see Phase Three: Running the CMAK Wizard and Creating a Connection Profile.
- For information on delivery options and methods, see Phase Four: Preparing for Integration, Delivery, and Installation.
- For information on testing and verifying your customizations, see Phase Five: Testing Your Deliverables.
- For problem-solving instructions and other support information, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Connection Manager and CMAK, see Phase Six: Supporting Your Customers.
Produced by: Microsoft Windows Server User Assistance
Writer: Dave Bishop
Editor: Allyson Adley
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