Deploying Remote Access Clients Using Connection Manager

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

You can use Connection Manager, a component of the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 operating systems, to provide customized remote access to your network through a dial-up or a virtual private network (VPN) connection. By deploying remote access clients with the Connection Manager family of programs, which includes the Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK), Connection Point Services (CPS), and the Connection Manager client, you can configure the remote access experience for your users. This configuration can include providing a phone book in which users can find the most convenient dial-up access number.

In This Chapter

Overview of Remote Access Client Deployment

Providing Connection Manager Phone Book Support

Customizing Connection Manager

Implementing Your Connection Manager Solution

Example: Deploying Remote Access Clients

Additional Resources for Deploying Remote Access Clients Using Connection Manager


  • For the purposes of this chapter, "phone book" and "Connection Manager phone book" refer to a list of Points of Presence (POPs) and other information configured by using the Connection Manager family of programs.