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 :(
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...
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.