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VPN Configuration - Windows 7

In this section, we will see the steps to configure VPN on a Windows 7 machine.

  1. Right click on Network icon on the system tray (as seen below).

  1. That will open up the following window

  1. Select Open Network and Sharing Center. That will bring up a dialog with following content

 

  1. Select Set up a new connection or network. That will bring up the following dialog.

  1. Select Connect to a workplace and Click on Next. That will bring up the following dialog

  1. Select No, create a new connection and Click on Next. That will bring up the following dialog.

  1. Select Use my Internet connection (VPN) to proceed. That will bring up the following dialog.

  1. Enter the Rainmail Server IP (or) Host name in the Internet address: field. The parameter can be obtained from your Rainmail Administrator and should be resolvable from Internet.
  2. Specify a descriptive name for connection in the Destination Name edit field.
  3. Check the Don't connect now, just set it up so I can connect later box.
  4. Click on Next to proceed. That will bring up the following dialog.

  1. Enter the VPN user name (provided by Rainmail Administrator) in the User name edit field.
  2. Enter the VPN password (provided by Rainmail Administrator) in Password edit field.
  3. Check Remember this password box. Click on Create button. That will bring up the following dialog.

  1. Click on Close button to close the above window.
  2. Find out from your Rainmail Administrator what protocol is used for VPN. If PPTP is used, your VPN configuration is complete and the connection is ready to use.
  3. If IPSec is used for your organization VPN, we need to set some additional parameters before the connection can be used. In that case, follow the steps below
  4. Click on Network icon on the system tray (as seen below).

  1. That will bring up the following window.

  1. Right click on the newly created VPN Connection and click on Properties. In the dialog that comes up, click on Security tab. That will bring up the following

  1. Select Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPSec (L2TP/IPSec) option for Type of VPN. Click on Advanced Settings.That will bring up the following:

  1. Check Use pre-shared key for authentication and enter the pre-shared key given by Rainmail Administrator in the Key Edit field. Click on OK to close the dialog.
  2. Click on OK to close the VPN properties dialog.
  3. Now your VPN connection is ready to use.
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