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Need help with pptp on Win2k PLEASE!

By jdclyde ·
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I have a TQ&A open on this, but am running out of time to get this resolved.

I have a system with a clean install of Win2k Pro SP4, roll up, and all other patches are applied.

I NEED to setup a pptp connection, but when I go into he new connection wizard, it asks me to supply the modem information. (on cable modem) I have to select "cancel" three times before it takes me to the next step.

From there, the option for selecting VPN is grayed out.

I have made sure that Telephony and Remote connections manager are running.

The user has administrative rights.

I have disabled the modem, so it shouldn't even look at that, just the ethernet connection.

I have googled the he11 out of this, and nothing explains why the VPN option is grayed out.

I have gone into the network properties and looked to install protocols, but didn't see anything there for vpn.

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Got home and internet was dead

by jdclyde In reply to Need help with pptp on Wi ...

There was a problem with the line from my very soon to be ex-internet provider, SBC/AT&T. That was the load that shattered the camels back, and as of the end of the month, I am history!

Anyways, how I "fixed" the system.

I went into IE and the Connection settings. I created a connection in the area that you usually can setup a dialup, and deterimine if it is to manually dial or not.

I setup one like that, selected the TCP/IP, and VPN and saved. Sure this didn't work, but when I went back into the create new connection, the VPN option was no longer grayed out.

I know, this should not have fixed the system.
I know that this is stupid.
I know that I pissed around with this for three days, all because it would not work.

Thanks for stepping up and giving me a hand with this!

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