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Windows 7: How to Accept VPN connections?


25 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How to Accept VPN connections?

Hi guys,

I'm going crazy here... I am looking for a way to enable VPN connections TO my Windows 7 machine. I cannot seem to find this anywhere.

I know this was kinda hidden on Vista too, but in Windows 7 I cannot even find it!

Can someone PLEASE point me in the right direction. I'd like to be able to connect via VPN to my home machine when I'm not around, you know - access shared folders, printers and such.

I really hope they put this in the beta and that I am just blind and not seeing it.

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25 Feb 2009   #2

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peconi View Post
Hi guys,

I'm going crazy here... I am looking for a way to enable VPN connections TO my Windows 7 machine. I cannot seem to find this anywhere.

I know this was kinda hidden on Vista too, but in Windows 7 I cannot even find it!

Can someone PLEASE point me in the right direction. I'd like to be able to connect via VPN to my home machine when I'm not around, you know - access shared folders, printers and such.

I really hope they put this in the beta and that I am just blind and not seeing it.
hi open control panel - network and sharing center - change adapter settings
while the window is open press alt and the menu bar will be visible then go file new incoming connection and follow the prompts

cheers brad
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25 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

!!!!!!! THANK YOU !!!!!!

You're the man!

I was looking for this, pulling my hair... Talk about placement man
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26 Feb 2009   #4

window 7 build 7048 x64
 
 

nice. what i am curious about is the passwords that are already in the admin, guest, and my account. i did not, since i am a single user, set up passwords on my machine. especially not one that is 15 characters. are there 'default' passwords?

am thinking of using a remote connection to check my box from work via the internet.

thanks.
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26 Feb 2009   #5

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by looniam View Post
nice. what i am curious about is the passwords that are already in the admin, guest, and my account. i did not, since i am a single user, set up passwords on my machine. especially not one that is 15 characters. are there 'default' passwords?

am thinking of using a remote connection to check my box from work via the internet.

thanks.
the fifteen digits you are referring to is not a password its a default that they put there if you haven't made a password just make one for your user account.
to use the admin account you need to do some modifications to get it to show up
here is the tut to enable it Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

ir you want to check your email account you should set up remote desktop sharing




cheers brad
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26 Feb 2009   #6

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chinga69 View Post
hi open control panel - network and sharing center - change adapter settings
while the window is open press alt and the menu bar will be visible then go file new incoming connection and follow the prompts

cheers brad
well i'll be a son of a monkey's uncle......

I dont think i would have known to do, or found this in a microsoft millenium....

hitting alt to bring up the file menu..... sheeeeeesh

I gotta ask brad, how did you stumble across this yourself? from vista or just searching? i never used the buena vista myself.... just wondering.....

Ever tried finding lost dogs to collect rewards? You might be pretty darn good at that too haha
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26 Feb 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I knew about this in Vista, but if I recall it was under Tools menu or something.

It never even came to my mind to look into the FILE menu. Yea I guess, creating a new connection deals with "Files!".... Amazing , what is this, Linux?
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26 Feb 2009   #8

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

yes i tried doing it in vista and the help files explain how to do it

cheers brad
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27 Feb 2009   #9

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chinga69 View Post
yes i tried doing it in vista and the help files explain how to do it

cheers brad
Yea, i feel like "duh" since you said that lol... i had one look at the help files for something else and thought " well ... that was nothing".

Ok, now on same vpn thing. No problems setting up, i just have a gripe now and wonder if there is a fix, i cant find one. Problem is, after creating user/pass for vpn, it now puts that user on the welcome screen. Now if say i had a somewhat dedicated vpn machine, and setup numerous users, I dont want them all cluttered up on the welcome screen. I went thru properties and also user accounts and seen nothing. Just that of course the vpn users dont show up under user accounts.

Is there a "fix" for this brad... or should i fire up the feedback?
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27 Feb 2009   #10

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
Ok, now on same vpn thing. No problems setting up, i just have a gripe now and wonder if there is a fix, i cant find one. Problem is, after creating user/pass for vpn, it now puts that user on the welcome screen. Now if say i had a somewhat dedicated vpn machine, and setup numerous users, I dont want them all cluttered up on the welcome screen. I went thru properties and also user accounts and seen nothing. Just that of course the vpn users dont show up under user accounts.
You can explicitly tell windows not to show a particular user in the logon screen by doing the following tested steps;

Open regedit
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
Select the user name you want to hide and change it's value to 0.

Note: If keys SpecialAccounts and UserList does not exist, you can create them accordingly. To add a user, create a new DWORD32 with the value name = <username you want to hide> and a value data = 0. You can do this to all the accounts you want to hide from the welcome screen.

Hope that answers your question.

Cheers
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