CMAK or configuration for VPN?

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by kenw, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. kenw

    kenw Guest

    I have some laptops I need to configured to log on to a domain LAN via 1X
    modems and VPN. I can make it happen, but there are two problems:

    1. The process involves three separate logons and passwords: for Windows,
    the 1X dial connection, and the VPN. This is cumbersome and error-prone,
    but there doesn't even seem to be any way to default the dial and VPN
    credentials properly.

    2. I need to limit bandwidth utilization over 1X, so I'm going to have to
    make sure that these laptops never try to do folder synchronization,
    default or roaming profiles, etc.

    Is there a simple way to do these things, or will I have to used CMAK? And
    if the latter, how much of this can it actually do?

    I've never used CMAK, but it looks like a pain to configure. Am I wrong?
    Is it the right tool? I don't want anything fancy; simple is best.

    /kenw
    Ken Wallewein
    K&M Systems Integration
    Phone (403)274-7848
    Fax (403)275-4535

    www.kmsi.net
     
    kenw, Nov 18, 2005
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  2. kenw

    kenw Guest

    By the way, the kicker: this has to support new users who have never
    logged on to the laptop or domain before, which means their profile doesn't
    yet exist on the PC. I.e., I need to pre-define the dial and VPN
    IDs/passwords for new users.

    Dial-up network allows me the option to save the default IDs and passwords,
    but when I dial as a logged-out user, it overwrites those with Windows
    defaults.

    BTW, I've been playing with CMAK (what lousy documentation!). Where can I
    find phonebook entries? Do I need them to launch the dial-up link? I
    already have a VPN and dial-up session defined -- all I need to do is
    control the &^%$&^%$ defaults.

    /kenw


    Ken Wallewein
    K&M Systems Integration
    Phone (403)274-7848
    Fax (403)275-4535

    www.kmsi.net
     
    kenw, Nov 18, 2005
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  3. kenw

    kenw Guest

    Further fun and games: It looks like CMAK's dialing only understands
    traditional phone numbers. 1X modems use full alphanumeric addresses, so
    it's impossible to configure them. Same for PBA.

    What gets me is that I already have all my connect profiles properly
    defined in traditional Dial Up Networking. All I'm trying to do is save
    the defaults for logged-out users.

    If CMAK could use DUN definitions, I'd be home free.

    /kenw


    Ken Wallewein
    K&M Systems Integration
    Phone (403)274-7848
    Fax (403)275-4535

    www.kmsi.net
     
    kenw, Nov 18, 2005
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