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Microsoft VPN Phone-book Management

Description

 

The Microsoft VPN needs a phone-book file (*.pbk) to be able to establish a connection. This file contains one or more definitions of "network connections".

 

When a "pre-shared" key is required by the server, it is not stored in the *.pbk file, but rather encrypted and managed by Windows. The first connection to the server will need to be handled manually and the pre-shared key typed in once per client workstation.

 

Settings

 

Creating a new phone-book file

1.In a working folder on your computer, create a new text file and name it *.pbk (make sure to change the extension. By default file extensions are not displayed, and the .txt extension will simply be appended to the new name you type).

 

To display file extensions, in the View tab of the Windows File Explorer, enable the File name extensions option.

 

Phone-book folder

Phone-book folder

 

2.Double-click on the new phone-book file to start the configuration, an information dialog is displayed. click OK

 

Empty phone-book

Empty phone-book

 

Editing an existing phonebook file

Simply double-click the file or use right-click – Open on it. If the phone-book is stored in Remote Desktop Manager, use the Save Document As feature to save it on the computer drive during the modifications.

 

Creating a new VPN connection

1.Select Workplace network to connect using a VPN.

 

Set up a new connection - Workplace network

Set up a new connection - Workplace network

 

2.Specify the host name or IP address and click on Create.

 

Address to connect

Address to connect

 

3.The new phone-book is now created. Use the Properties button to adjust the required settings, such as the type of VPN or security settings.

 

Phone Creation completed

Phone Creation completed

 

Adding the phone-book to Remote Desktop Manager

The documents are stored in Remote Desktop Manager and are not protected by versioning. Please ensure you keep a copy in a safe place outside of Remote Desktop Manager.

 

1.In Remote Desktop Manager, create a Phonebook document. you can choose to simply create a link to the file, or even better upload it to the data source. Save your document when done.

 

Phonebook Document Entry

Phonebook Document Entry

 

2.Create a new VPN entry type Microsoft VPN, and select the document from the previous step in the phone-book document setting

 

Microsoft VPN Entry

Microsoft VPN Entry

 

Update a phone-book that is stored in Remote Desktop Manager

If the phone-book was already in Remote Desktop Manager, use the Update Document action in the Dashboard to update to this new version.

 

Update Document Dashboard Action

Update Document Dashboard Action