Creating and Configuring the Remote Connection with VPN Reconnect on CLIENT1

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

On CLIENT1, you use Network and Sharing Center to create a connection to and save the connection. You then configure the properties of that connection to use VPN Reconnect.

To create the VPN Reconnect connection to

  1. On CLIENT1, click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. Under Network and Internet, click View network status and tasks.

  3. In Networking and Sharing Center, click Set up a new connection or network

  4. Click Connect to a workplace, and then click Next.

  5. Click Use my Internet connection (VPN).

  6. Click I'll set up an Internet connection later.

  7. In Internet address, type In Destination name, type VPN Reconnect Connection and then click Next.

  8. In the Type your user name and password dialog box, type the following information:

    • In User name, type user1.

    • In Password, type Pass@word1.

    • Click Remember this password.

    • In Domain, type contoso.

  9. Click Create, and then click Close.

To configure and test the VPN Reconnect Connection

  1. On CLIENT1, in Network and Sharing Center, click Change adapter settings.

  2. Double-click VPN Reconnect Connection, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Security tab, in the Type of VPN list, select IKEv2, and then click OK.

  4. In the Connect VPN Reconnect Connection dialog box, click Connect.

  5. If the Set Network Location dialog box appears, select Work.

CLIENT1 should successfully connect to VPN1 using the VPN Reconnect connection. To verify the connection, access the corporate file server from the CLIENT1 using the VPN Reconnect connection you just set up.

To test the remote connection by connecting to a remote file share

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Run.

  2. Click Start, type \\\corpdata, and then press ENTER.

  3. Double-click VPNTest to open it, add some text, and then save the file.

  4. Close Notepad.

  5. In the Network Connections window, right-click VPN Reconnect Connection, and then click Disconnect.