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Anonymous
April 15, 2004 6:26:02 PM

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I have a user we are trying to set-up to work from home using a cable connection to VPN into the company network. We have been able to successfully test the VPN connection with a standard load PC, but we will be providing the user a managed/restricted PC which requires authentification from the domain controller to logon. Does anyone know how to configure Windows XP Profession to launch the VPN connection upon PC boot-up? User could then first authenticate the VPN connection to the office and then log onto the PC since they are being authenticated on the company network. Would setting up a service to auto launch on the home PC do this?

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Anonymous
April 16, 2004 4:25:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

You can use the "Connect on Winlogon" option for your user. You find
information in the help:

Incorporating Connection Manager with logon security
On computers running Windows 2000, Windows XP, or a member of the Windows
Server 2003 family, a user can choose to log on to Windows.

Logging on using a Connection Manager profile
A user can log on using a dial-up connection (including a Connection Manager
connection) only if the computer is a member of a domain. If the computer is
not a member of a domain, the Log on using dial-up connection check box does
not appear.

In the Log On to Windows dialog box, the user can select the Log on using
dial-up connection check box. After clicking OK, the user is prompted to
choose a network connection.

After the user chooses a connection, the logon screen appears. RasDial
starts the connection process when the user clicks Connect.


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"Chris P" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I have a user we are trying to set-up to work from home using a cable
connection to VPN into the company network. We have been able to
successfully test the VPN connection with a standard load PC, but we will be
providing the user a managed/restricted PC which requires authentification
from the domain controller to logon. Does anyone know how to configure
Windows XP Profession to launch the VPN connection upon PC boot-up? User
could then first authenticate the VPN connection to the office and then log
onto the PC since they are being authenticated on the company network.
Would setting up a service to auto launch on the home PC do this?
>
> Thanks
!