I have to deploy a VPN settings to 100+ plus users. There must be a better way than doing it manually. I’ve had a look at CMAK but that doesn’t have the option of having a preset username and password already inserted. The all VPN users use the same username and password (not my decision) It’s a full Windows Environment. I'm using Routing and remote access for VPN. How can I do this?
Maybe I am totally missing something here or misunderstand your need but..
I am in the middle of trying to figure out how to do the same thing only unlike you, I want to create a single pbk with NO user login and password and then deploy that on each system as each user does have a different username and password. I just want those to be saved when they use it the first time as the default.
If anyone knows the answer here, please post it. I think you have to copy the one CMAK makes over the hidden pbk file located in the "usersname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk_hiddenPbk" folder
But there is another location that it has to go as well. (Again, memory fails me. sigh) And i decided to go all for broke and get the script to create the 4 mapped network drives each user has to access all at the same time. CMAK does allow you to call post-connection scripts but.. I have no idea how to use CMAK. Never saw it before an hour ago. mapping the drives is a snap with net use but..
Seems there should be an easier way to do this. Maybe a scripted Mouse-thru? It isn’t that hard to do but gets tedious after a few hundred I agree. I hope someone doesn't now tell me that what I am doing can't be done anyway :(
In general you will find that the OS does not support not so smart decisions and in general totally insecure settings. As such, support for:
Is not given. If I were such an employee, I would make my employer sign me a waiver for all consequences that may come from them thinking it is me - or jsut not use the VPN.
It depends on your VPN client.
I know that with the cisco VPN client you can cache the credentials in the vpn profile (pcf file) then copy the file to another computer.
I think you can do a similar thing with the builtin vpn client in windows XP, that config file is
Again, without knowing more about your VPN setup...