Windows VPN PPTP Setup KB1039263

KB1039263

Windows VPN Settings

Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > choose “Setup a new connection or network”

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Then choose “Connect to a workplace”

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You may be prompted to use a connection that you already have. Choose “No, create a new connection”
Next you need to choose “Use my internet connection (VPN)”

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Now you will need to enter the Internet Address. In our case it is mail.srweidema.com, and check the box at the bottom “Don’t connect now, just set it up so I can connect later”

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You will then be prompted for a Username/Password/Domain. We can just leave these blank for the time being. Click “Create”
Locate the VPN we just created under Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing > Look in the top left for “Change adapter settings”

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Now find the VPN you just created. Right click on the VPN and create a shortcut ( will be placed on the desktop)

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Locate your VPN icon on the desktop and double click it.

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Fill out the username, password ( these are the same credentials the users would use to log into their desktops) and the domain.

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Then choose Properties on that window. On the top of the properties box you will have a couple tabs. Choose the “Security” tab and make sure the Type of VPN: Is Point to Point Tunneling Protocol.

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That is all you will have to do to configure the VPN on a new workstation. BUT we still need to give the new user rights to access the network remotely.
To give a user rights to use the VPN log into the SR2k8 Server with admin rights and open Active Directory Users and Computers. ( Start menu -> Administrative tools)
Expand SRWeidema.local, then expand “My Business”, expand “Users”, then expand “SBSUSERS” and locate the user we want to allow VPN rights and double click their name.

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This will open the Properties for that user. Under the properties menu you need to select the “Dial In” tab and check “Allow access”

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That is it! The user Paul Carter now has access to use our VPN with his credentials.

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