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VPN shortcut on desktop

    Question

  • Hi all,

    I hav a user who connects via VPN when on the road. When he was using XP I fixed him up with a desktop shortcut to bring up the connect dialog for the VPN. I have not discovered a way to do this with Windows 7 Pro. The user hates having to go through the Start>Connect To>Connect sequence.

    Any ideas?

    George


    George Merriman gwm@gsi-bkln.com Gravesend Systems Inc. Brooklyn NY USA

    Tuesday, July 03, 2012 4:29 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can go to Network and Sharing Center=>Click Change adapter settings=>Right-click the icon of VPN=>Choose "Create Shortcut".

    Juke Chou
    TechNet Subscriber Support
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    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, July 04, 2012 7:50 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi George,

    To Create a shortcut for your VPN connection in Windows 7 follow the steps below:
    1.     Click on Start

    2.     In the start search box type Network and Sharing Center and press enter.

    3.     In Network and Sharing Center, click "Change adapter settings" on the left.

    4.     You should see the VPN connection on the left pane, right click on it and click on Create shortcut.


    You may check to see if VPN shortcut created on your desktop.


    Hope this helps. Let us know the results.

    Thanks and Regards,


    Mohammed Imtiyaz Ali

    Wednesday, July 04, 2012 8:16 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You can go to Network and Sharing Center=>Click Change adapter settings=>Right-click the icon of VPN=>Choose "Create Shortcut".

    Juke Chou
    TechNet Subscriber Support
    If you are TechNet Subscription user and have any feedback on our support quality, please send your feedbackhere.


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, July 04, 2012 7:50 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi George,

    To Create a shortcut for your VPN connection in Windows 7 follow the steps below:
    1.     Click on Start

    2.     In the start search box type Network and Sharing Center and press enter.

    3.     In Network and Sharing Center, click "Change adapter settings" on the left.

    4.     You should see the VPN connection on the left pane, right click on it and click on Create shortcut.


    You may check to see if VPN shortcut created on your desktop.


    Hope this helps. Let us know the results.

    Thanks and Regards,


    Mohammed Imtiyaz Ali

    Wednesday, July 04, 2012 8:16 AM
  • Hi Mohammed and Juke,

    Thanks to both of you. It works fine.

    George


    George Merriman gwm@gsi-bkln.com Gravesend Systems Inc. Brooklyn NY USA

    Wednesday, July 04, 2012 11:18 AM