Vista 64 connection manager to SBS 2003 R2

Posted on 2007-07-25
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Please help, this is quite annoying
Vista Ultimate 64  bit
Remote connecting to SBS 2003 R2
Returns this error when installing the connection manager
<profile was not built for this processor architecture. Please contact
your administrator to get the appropriate profile for this architecture>
I have applied most patched, looooong list outlook 2007 works
On the connected domain and exchange seem to work well
Isa 2004, I gave up,
It would help me greatly to get this error corrected
Thank you
Bob Chappell
Question by:rservicer
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    Expert Comment

    You will not be able to use Connection Manager.
    Why don't you create a VPN Connection manually?
    If you need help here is a Link:
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    Expert Comment

    Hello  rservicer:

    From your post I <think> you have already installed the update:


    which is listed on Microsoft Tech Net as relating to the problem 'I received an error stating that Client Setup does not configure client computers that are running this version of Windows'

    If you haven't, it's here:

    But it looks like it relates to Outlook 2007 and not client connectivity in general, which I believe is your problem.

    I, too, have seen problems relating to the 64 bit version of Vista interoperating as a client with other MS software (printer drivers, in my case).

    As far as I know, there is no workaround for this, at least until MS gets enough problem reports to deal with it.

    BTW I was puzzled by the line in your post:

    <Isa 2004, I gave up,>


    Author Comment


    ISA 2004 Server Firewall protection
    unless I just open the IP to everything, it gets blocked
    default rules just block it
    BTW I was puzzled by the line in your post:

    <Isa 2004, I gave up,>

    Author Comment

    Thank you; but that link is kind of useless it for a colledge that is already set up
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    Accepted Solution

    Ok Cool!
    Here is How you do It:
    1.- Click on Start then Right Click on Network then click on properties.
    2.- On Left Pane click on "Setup a Connection or Network"
    3.- Select "Connect to a Work Place" then click next.
    4.- Leave the Default "No, create a new connection" Selected then click next
    5.- Click on "Use my Internet Connection VPN"
    6.- Enter the  IP OR Host name of your SBSServer on the top Box.
          Enter a description on the bottom box
    7.-Type your user name and password.
    Also take a look at the bottom link if you need to make changes. its a pretty good link.

    Author Comment

    warrenbuckles: Thank you, but yes I had proformed that task

    vico1:my god it was that easy all along,  :-)
    Nice when you are in the know, that worked almost flawlessly
    one change to what you said in my case anyway
    1st connection atempt failed
    when i selected the check box,
    Automatically use my windows logon name and password (and Domain , if any
    that did it connected right in and stays connected,
    VPN connection properties, Security Tab,
    Typical (rrecommended settings) with box Automatically use my windows logon

    Thank you so much
    Bob Chappell

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    Expert Comment

    The fact is if your local username and password are the same at the server, it will work without problems. but if they are diffrent it will prompt you for username and password.

    Now notice also when you are connected via VPN, You cannot access  your local internet connection.
    If that's the case, Go to TCP/IP properties and uncheck "Use Default Gateway on Remote Network"

    Vico1 :)

    Author Comment

    You are the Best !
    I saw that issue, and thought I had another annoyance, I was disconnecting and reconnecting
    because ISA 2004 was stopping some functions from working
    you are good...
    can we expand this?   with another point question?
    because I think you may be the only one who understands what I am doing
    including the former Microsoft partner that MS talked me into hiring, cost me plenty $$$ with little results

    I have always maintained 2 separate networks, in my home and place of work
    tied together by my computer, unplugging cables before, then latter disabling and enable
    latter using the one gateway, but as you can imagine, it has been hell
    then as things expand as they do I found I needed a server and other things that SBS server offered
    so update time, but the MS partner even said you cannot do that with networks

    so this is where the VPN connection manager came in and it seemed to be a work around
    until Vista, and you helped fix that
    is what I now have the best approach?
    I have tried bridging in XP and it worked great for about 2 days then just fell apart
    And would no longer function, tried it quite a few times over time
    Anyway that is what I am doing, two disjoint networks together on my one computer
    With multi network nics

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