Small extra to the issue. VPN short cut created but really annoying that the symbol doesn't show any difference when connected or when not. On XP it would show as solid when connected and show transparent when not connected. Just really frustrating but was something they did well that they've overlooked. Seems pointless having the shortcut if you can't tell at an instance whether you're connected or not. Think I'll just have the network connections always open in the control panel and go from there unless there's another solution.