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Automate setup of dialups

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I was wondering, if there were a way in Windows 2000 to automatically setup all the dialups you need.  At our firm we have about 10 different dialup numbers we need to configure for each laptop we setup for our users.  Is there a file that stores all this info that I can copy to the system, will I need a script to hack the registry, or is there some kind of settings/import routine I can use?
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by:pbarrette
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Hi SagaLore,

You should be able to copy the:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk\rasphone.pbk

file to the laptops in question. This file holds all your dialup phonebook settings.

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Very cool, I just tried that out and it seems to work for the most part.  But I just noticed a problem - if I move the pbk to another computer that isn't using the exact same modem and com port, the dialup is useless and I can't reconfigure it for another modem.

Are there any other ways to import dialup settings that don't rely on default modem?
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Hi SagaLore,

Try opening the "rasphone.pbk" file in Notepad and blanking out the following entries so they appear as follows:
PreferredPort=
PreferredDevice=
MEDIA=
Port=
Device=

There will be another "DEVICE=" entry. The one in all caps must contain the device you will be using. In most cases, this will be:
DEVICE=modem

Hope this helps,
pb
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