Solutions Through IT

February 15, 2012

VPN Sharing between (your) computers

Filed under: Standing Desk, Windows 7 — solutionsthroughit @ 17:16

With the implementation of my standing desk I’ve had to setup a second computer (so that I can return to my laptop if I have to sit), so I’m having to setup all the connections, shortcuts, links etc. on the 2nd computer.  The BIG one that I had to manage was all the VPN connections I have to client sites.  So how do you en-mass move the connections, instead of setting them up, one at a time, when you’re rushing to get connected to assist with an issue?  You copy the VPN phone book!

%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk\ is the location for your private VPN connections, and C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk\ for your shared connections.

Copy this from your old computer / backup to your new computer, and you’ve got VPN goodness.

NOTE: Passwords are NOT carried over, so this will only setup the connection details, not the accounts / passwords.

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