How to create automatic daily connection to SBS
Posted on 2006-11-19
I have a machine at a remote location. I manually connect it to our SBS by using the connection that the connection manager installed on the desktop. Then, I manually run backup software.
I am trying to automate this, using the "Scheduled Tasks". Running the backup is no problem. Nor is the drive assignment, for which I would just writ e BAT file with NET USE.....
The problem is connecting the actual machine to the SBS VPN. If I create a scheduled task to the network connection or a shortcut to it, it says it runs it succesfully but nothing happens. I have also tried to make the VPN SBS the default connection and force it to dial in IE, but this simply ignored the connection.
Any suggestions how to accomplish a scheduled connection to our SBS VPN? We are using a DNS domain name to connect with a static IP.
Thanks in advance.