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Friday, April 2, 2010

No dialin box for VPN in Windows 7?

I just had a call from one of my business partners and he told me he ran into a problem. He wanted to use the dial up box so he could VPN into the network so he could login to a Windows domain just like he did in Windows XP. Since the dial up box is missing I told him to do the following. First create your VPN connection in the Network and sharing center.
Go to the Windows\system32 folder. Create a file called dial.bat. Type in rasdial "connection name" username and password and save it.
Then go to Control Panel, Administrative tools, Task Scheduler and create a new task. Allow it to run whether or not the user is logged in, and with the highest admin privilege. Then choose the trigger tab. Add a trigger to have it run at system startup. Then choose the next tab over to have it run a program. Choose to run the bat file that you just created. Reboot and he was able to login to the domain. I hope that helps somebody out there with the same issue.