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    VPN Connection on Desktop via GPO

    All my students are requesting to have VPN put on their laptops for when they go home. I've managed to add the VPN connection to their laptops via Group Policy but I could see no way of adding the desktop shortcut, which they prefer to use, in the policy settings!
    If I were to add the VPN connection manually to the XP laptops then you get the option but not in Group Policy! I don;t fancy manually adding it to ALL of the laptops so...
    Does any one know how you can add a desktop shortcut to a VPN connection via Group Policy or is this another one of those annoyances that Microsoft forgot about?

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    You could deploy a shortcut using group policy prefrances and get the settings by manuly creating the shortcut on one test pc.

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    Thanks for the reply fawkers.
    Unfortunately, I've already tried that.
    The manually added VPN desktop shortcut uses some weird registry address (I think) to create the shortcut.
    It shows the Target Location as simply "Network Connections" and the target is "{BA126AD7-2166-11D1-B1D0-00805FC1270E}" and Start in is greyed out!!
    This is no ordinary shortcut that I tried to deploy but the XP machine was having none of it!! Boo!!!

    Any more ideas guys?

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