PPTP Connection not reset when WWAN loses connection

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  1. borisimo

    borisimo Guest

    Hello,

    A client of mine is having issues with his pptp connection to SBS2003 when
    his WWAN (Verizon) portable network card loses the internet connection the
    pptp connection drops and subsequently his mapped drives drop. Is there a
    way to get the pptp connection to reconnect when internet access is
    re-established and is there a way to automatically connect the mapped drives
    when the connection to the network is renewed?
     
    borisimo, Apr 2, 2006
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  2. Hello Borisimo,

    Thank you for posting to the SBS Newsgroup.

    I am sorry for the delayed response due to the weekend. Please understand
    that the newsgroups are staffed weekdays by Microsoft Support professionals
    to answer your systems and applications questions. Your understanding is
    greatly appreciated!

    I understand that you want to implement:

    a. Reconnect VPN when the connection drops.
    b. After reconnect VPN, remap the drives.

    If I have misunderstood your concern, please let me know.

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    Please take your time to read through my reply and suggestions:

    1. On the remote client workstation, double click Network Connections.
    2. Double click the Virtual Private Network you have set up.
    3. In the diagram box, click Properties button.
    4. On the Options tab, tick the Redial if line is dropped box.
    5. You also can configure the other parameters in Redialing Options.
    6. Click OK.
    7. Test the issue again.

    We can use the tool named Connection Manager Administration Kit which can
    customize the VPN connection. By using the CMAK, you can specify the script
    to run after or before the VPN connection is setup.

    I suggest that we use CMAK to specify a post-connection action that runs a
    script to map the drive. When mapping the drive, add the parameter /p:n

    To do this start the CMAK admin program and use the build-in wizard to
    create a new profile. During this process you will be asked if you want to
    run pre-connection and/or post-connection actions. Specify that you want to
    perform post-connection actions. Then create the script to run as a
    post-connection script within the CMAK profile. Once the profile is built,
    install it on client systems for use. When you connect to the network
    (using the newly installed CMAK profile), the post-connection scripts will
    run.

    For more CMAK information, please see:

    Connection Manager Administration Kit
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/Serve
    rHelp/be5c1c37-109e-49bc-943e-6595832d5761.mspx

    Using the CMAK wizard to build a service profile
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/advanced/help/default.asp?url=/windo
    ws2000/en/advanced/help/cmak_ops_86.htm

    Preparing to run the CMAK wizard
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/advanced/help/default.asp?url=/windo
    ws2000/en/advanced/help/cmak_ops_85.htm

    Phase three: running the CMAK wizard and creating a service profile
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/server/help/default.asp?url=/windows
    2000/en/server/help/cmak_ops_84.htm

    Hope it helps! If you have any further questions or concern, please feel
    free to let me know. I am looking forward to hearing from you!

    Best regards,

    Brandy Nee

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    Brandy Nee [MSFT], Apr 3, 2006
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  3. borisimo

    borisimo Guest

    The pptp connection was built by using the "Download Connection Manager" link
    in RWW and does not have any of the reconnect options.
    --
    ~Borisimo
    ~Position Is Everything


     
    borisimo, Apr 3, 2006
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  4. Hello Borisimo,

    Thank you for posting back!

    I understand that you are running the Connection Manager. In this case, you
    need to use Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) to fulfill your
    requirements.

    I suggest that you have a read the Connection Manager Administration Kit
    Web Documents in my last reply.

    To gain the CMAK Support, you need to contact our Microsoft Product Support
    Services via telephone and there will be a dedicated Support Professional
    assist with your request. Please be advised that contacting phone support
    will be a charged call.

    To obtain the phone numbers for specific technology request please take a
    look at the web site listed below.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;PHONENUMBERS

    If you are outside the US please see http://support.microsoft.com for
    regional support phone numbers.

    Hope it helps!

    Best regards,

    Brandy Nee

    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
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    regarding other Microsoft products, you'd better post in the corresponding
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    "Notify me of replies" box to receive e-mail notifications when there are
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    different incidents in different threads to keep the thread clean. In doing
    so, it will ensure your issues are resolved in a timely manner.

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    check http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.

    Any input or comments in this thread are highly appreciated.
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    Brandy Nee [MSFT], Apr 4, 2006
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