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URGENT: XP VPN Configuration Stumper...

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pparker900Flag for United States of America asked on
Windows XPWindows OSMicrosoft Legacy OS
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I am trying to enable VPN on a client XP Pro laptop, where the user has done some "cleanup" on his machine and disabled some tasks using a 3rd party program called WinTasks (sort of like a smart version of msconfig).  That said, he managed to kill his local VPN client that he uses to connect to our server when he is remote.  When I try to create a new connection by:
1.  Go to My Network Places
2.  Select View Network Connections
3.  Select Create a New Network Connection
4.  Select Connect to the Network at My Workplace
5.  * THE VPN and DIALUP MENU IS COMPLETELY GREYED OUT***
...
which Is where the problem is.  Any clue as to what is broken or how to fix this?

- Thanks, Pat


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