Manage Network Connections

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 7

You can use the following sections to create, configure, and manage network connections. Network connections provide you with the ability to connect your computer to both local and remote networks. Local networks can be wired local area networks (LANs) or wireless local area networks (WLANS). Remote networks can include virtual private networks (VPNs), networks deployed with dial-up servers that you access with a phone line and a modem, and Broadband networks that you access with an ISDN adapter.


When you create a connection to a wireless, dial-up, broadband, or VPN network, Windows stores the configuration in a connection profile. By default, these profiles are stored in the file RASPhone.pbk found in %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\PBK. After you create a connection profile, you can then connect to the network that is defined by the profile.

This section includes the following tasks