Connect/Disconnect Dial-up


Updated: May 13, 2016

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

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

Connection Tab

SettingsConfiguration Instructions
Dial-up or VPN entryType 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.
Connect/DisconnectSelect whether to connect to or disconnect from the dial-up connection or VPN
AttemptsEnter the number of times the activity should attempt to connect to the remote network before quitting.
DelayEnter the amount of time, in seconds, that the activity should wait between retry attempts.

Authentication Tab

SettingsConfiguration Instructions
DomainEnter the name of the domain for the username.
UsernameEnter the username to logon to the remote network.
PasswordEnter the password for the username.

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.

Dial-up or VPN nameThe name assigned of the network connection
Number of retries attemptedIndicates how many times the activity attempted to establish the connection before succeeding or failing.
Domain name credentialThe domain name used by the activity when establishing a connection
User name credentialThe user name used by the activity when establishing a connection