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Windows 7 ultimate VPN connection

By oxfordpauluk ·
I have Windows 7 Ultimate and am trying to set up a VPN connection to Windows Server 2003 using built in network connection(VPN) software. This works fine in Vista and XP machines but doesn't appear to authenticate correctly in 7.

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Try this

by pcs365_1 In reply to Windows 7 ultimate VPN co ...

Hi oxfordpauluk,

Following are the steps for configuring Incoming VPN Connection in Windows 7 -

1. First go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center.
2. Click on Change adapter settings.
3. Press Alt+F and select New Incoming connection
4. Put a check on who you?d like to give access to this computer or you can configure a new account by clicking on Add someone,after that click on Next.
5. Put a check mark on Through the Internet. Click on Next.
6. Select the protocols you want to enable for this connection. Click on Allow access.
7. Make a note of the Computer name as this will be used by the client to connect to this computer and after that Click on Close.

Following are the steps for configuring Outgoing VPN Connection in Windows 7

1. First go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center.
2. Click on Set up a new connection or network.
3. Select Connect to a workplace then click on Next.
4. Select Use my internet connection (VPN).
5. Type the IP address or computer name where you wish to connect and your connection name under the Destination name field.
6. Enter a User name and password that has been granted access to the host computer.
7. For getting connected through created VPN connection, you can either right-click on the Network icon in the system tray and select Network and Sharing Center or go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center, and click on Connect to a network.
8. Now connect VPN Connection windows will appears.

I would also suggest you to please note that this how-to use the built-in network setup right in Windows 7, so it works the best if VPN server on the other side is also from Windows Server.

Open up network and sharing center from Control Panel, and choose Set up a new connection or network.

There are two options in the Connect to a Workplace window. 99% of the time you just need to pick the first option, unless your company only allows you to dial in using a phone line.

Type in the address in either domain name or IP address, and name the connection in the destination name box. And click Next.
You can leave all user login info blank if you feel safe that way in the next window. And click Create. You?re all set if you see the next window as below.

To launch it, simply click the small network icon on the system tray at the bottom right corner, and pick the connection we just created from the popup list, and connect.

Type in your user name and password, and you are on your way connecting your Windows 7 to your company network.

Additional Information: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Set-up-an-incoming-VPN-or-dial-up-connection

Hope this helps you

Regards,
PCS365_1

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Wrong!

by milanpost In reply to Windows 7 ultimate VPN co ...

This is not the correct answer. Whoever has a basic tech knowledge could figure out the same. Important here is the issue with particularily Windows 7 not being able to connect via VPN. I have the same problem and am braking my brains for the last few days. I connect fine on the other computer running Vista and i even connected for the moment on this one running Windows 7, but now it is again reporting the error 619 - a connection to the remote computer could not be established. Is there anybody who had the same problem and resolved it or has any idea better then just following the windows instructions (as for some of us this does not work). I am running a legal copy of Windows Ultimate 64 bit operating system. Would be most apprecciated, thanks.

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by Nishati In reply to Wrong!

What is the solution for this issue? I have wasted quite a lot of time on this....any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

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