How to change the CISCO VPN Client install file to include the pre-shared key?

Is there some way to modify the CISCO VPN Client install file, so that it includes the Group Name, Pre Shared Key and IP address of the VPN Concentrator, so it can be distributed to staff without them having to do any manual configuration of the client?
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cfgchiranAsked:
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stuknhawaiiCommented:
Yes, you can just copy the PCF file out of :
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\Profiles
on one computer and send it to your clients with the CIsoc VPN CLIent so after they install it, have them drop the PCF file into thier:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\Profiles directory.
Or you could write a batch file for them to run that will copy the file from a CD to the correct directory.
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cfgchiranAuthor Commented:
Thank you. Does that work for the encrypted pre-shared key as well?
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stuknhawaiiCommented:
Yes, it includes all information that you type into the VPN Client.
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cfgchiranAuthor Commented:
Is there anyway to build in the PCF file as part of the installation, so that a bat file or seperate instructions to copy the PCF are not required? Some of our users are computer savvy, and I would like to make it as simple as possible for them.
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stuknhawaiiCommented:
Not that I've ever seen.
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georgiafarmCommented:
If you haven't discovered....

With the new software version from Cisco, you can just drop the .pcf file into the setup.exe folder. The intstallation will place the profile (.pcf) file into the Profiles folder.
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