Wednesday, March 03, 2010 5:02 PMCan the VPN be set to redial in the background and/or hide the pop-up. When the pop up happens, it makes itself the active window, even though I have unchecked "Display progress while connecting". I have it set for automatic redial (reconnect) and the time to redial is set for 1 second. Mercifully, this limits the time the window is up. However, it is still extremely annoying:
I use the Windows 7 VPN connection to connect to work. Sometimes I can lose connections as frequently as every few minutes. This may go on for 1/2 an hour, before things settle down and it stays connected for hours. But when it is popping up repeatedly, it is terrible. If I happen to be typing (which I am usually doing) then frequently I will accidentally activate the window in some way. I think I activate it to go into diagnostics, because the UAC windows pops up next. Needless to say, this brings my work to halt and interrupts my train of thought, etc. I am to the point where I am furious with this window.
This status message is not important enough to have to pop-up in my face everytime there is a briefly dropped connection. If my wireless loses connections, it behaves itself and displays a fairly unobtrusive message in the lower right hand corner. Why can't the VPN take a hint from the wireless manager and do the same?
Are there settings that will make this windows either behave like other system messages, or perhaps simply go about it's work in the background without having to pop up a dialogue window? I have already told it to redial, so there is absolutely no reason for it to pop up a dialogue window asking me if I want to redial.
If this cannot be fixed in windows, can anyone recommend another VPN client that will work with a Windows Network and that would be better behaved?
- Moved by Chris.H-SBITMicrosoft Support Thursday, March 04, 2010 1:12 PM (From:Windows 7 Security, Privacy, and User Accounts)
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 6:27 AMModerator
May I know if there is an ISA server on your network and what is the VPN type?
Regarding the VPN drop issue, please check the following:
1. When the connection drops, are there any error messages appeared? Or, you can check Event Log to see there are any related errors.
2. Update the NIC driver.
3. If this computer is connecting to a router, please bypass the router and connect to the network directly to see if it works.
4. Boot the system to Safe Mode with networking, then establish the VPN connection and keep monitoring if the issue reoccurs.
In addition, I would like to share the following with you for your reference:
Hope this helps. Thanks.
Nicholas Li - MSFT
- Marked As Answer by Nicholas LiMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Friday, March 12, 2010 3:13 AM
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5:05 PMThe moderator has efficiently bypassed the actual question and supplied only counter-questions and then tagged the thread as answered. Is that really how things work? I have 1:1 the same issue, and this is very much related to the issue here http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7desktop/thread/4ee5be7d-31ef-493b-b092-f6f6139f99cd?ppud=4 where I also brought this up. It is deeply sad to see such utter ignorance of a very real and existant issue done by people posting in the name of Microsoft. Please address the question asked: Is there a way to suppress the DUN popup on redial / disconnection or at least prevent it from stealing focus, which, supposedly, Win7 was programmed to do in the first place?
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 8:16 AM
I think, that it's a bad answer for question "How to block the VPN connection lost - redialing pop up".
It maybe helps to create a better connection, but reconnection dialog will pop up further.
I need solve the same – simply hide reconnection dialog.
Do you have any idea?
Friday, March 16, 2012 9:31 AM
I have searched the internet for an answer to this question.
I am an administrator at a company that works with remote modem hardware. We can use a dialup connection to our hardware, but with this issue both in XP, Vista and Windows 7 it is basically impossible to work with the computer at the same time as you are attempting to connect to a unit.
A solution to this problem would allow us to work with Windows as it is ment to be worked with, the way it is right now is not fun.