Distribute Your Connection Profile to Your Users

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The CMAK wizard compiles the connection profile into a single executable file with an .exe file name extension. You can deliver this .exe file to your users through any method available to you. Some methods you can consider are:

  • Include the connection profile as part of the image included with new computers.

    You can install your connection profile as part of the client computer images installed on a new computer for your organization.

  • Place the connection profile on a Web site or network share that can be accessed by the users.

    A Web link makes the profile easily accessible to both internal and external remote access clients. A network share is typically accessible by internal clients only.

  • Deliver the connection profile on removable media for the user to install manually.

    You can deliver the connection profile installation program on a floppy disk, CD-ROM, USB flash drive, or any other removable media that you permit your users to access. Some removable media support autorun capabilities, which allow you to start the installation as soon as the media is inserted into the client computer.

  • Deliver the connection profile with automated software distribution tools.

    Many organizations use a desktop management and software deployment tool like Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager, which allows you to package and deploy software required by your client computers. The installation can be performed without your users being aware of it; the success or failure of the installation can be reported to the management console.

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