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Windows 7: VPN desktop shortcut?


20 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
VPN desktop shortcut?

I can't find a way to create a desktop shortcut for my VPN. I know how to do it in Vista or XP but I can't find a way in Windows 7.

It's really annoying.

Overall enjoying Windows7 very much on my Dell XPS M1210 with 2GB RAM and GeForce Go 7400.

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22 Jan 2009   #2

windows 7
 
 

Me neither

Anyone found a solution to this, its probably obvious

Probably the best O/S to date from a home user point of you. I've not tested it with roaming profiles etc.. on a domain. Thats when I general fine more problems occur.

IE8 is still very buggy though
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22 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thenecroscope View Post
Me neither

Anyone found a solution to this, its probably obvious

Probably the best O/S to date from a home user point of you. I've not tested it with roaming profiles etc.. on a domain. Thats when I general fine more problems occur.

IE8 is still very buggy though
I can't believe I can't find a way to create a shortcut!

I also love Windows 7 but not IE8. It caused great havoc on my WinXP laptop. I didn't have a restore point and it took a long time to get Win XP running right again after uninstalling IE8. I also had trouble with Win 7 getting very buggy after IE8 used. I ended up formatting and reinstalling from scratch. Its better second time around, but IE8 still buggy. At least it doesnt hose the OS the way it did the first go round.
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27 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 
VPN Shortcut

I don't know if this has been answered: In Network and Sharing Center; click "Change adapter settings" on the left. From there you can create a VPN shortcut on your desktop.
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28 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Tnank you thank you! I thought I looked everywhere. A big annoyance solved
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05 Feb 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

No problem. Glad I could help.
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22 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

GFOH - Thanks for posting the solution to this. This question is posed in a lot of places I found but this is the only place where the answer is given.
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27 Apr 2010   #8

XP Pro SP3
 
 

Thank you thank you thank you! How stupid of me not to look at 'change adapter settings' to make a shortcut for a virtual connection... yes that makes perfect sense but only to m$.

Yes agreed with kfair68b, this question is asked a lot but this is the only place I've found the answer. Thank you again.

Kind regards,
--appyface
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12 May 2010   #9

Dual-Boot WinXPP (x32), Win 7 Ent (x64)
 
 
Thanks

GFOH - Even though the original inquiry has been resolved, your answer continues to help. Thanks for posting!
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22 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
New twist to shortcut issue

We have about 40 laptops that we want to configured with the same desktop. They will be used out in the field to access out TS through the VPN. When I create a shortcut to the VPN, it only works on the machine that it was created on. How do I create a shortcut that can be used all laptops so they can be controlled centrally.

Thanks,
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