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Windows 7 - Shortcut to a Network Connection

smullen0222 asked
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
My boss just bought a new PC with Windows 7.  I set up a VPN network connection for him to our network.

In Windows XP, when you created the VPN connection, there was an option to place a
shortcut to the connection on the desktop.  I didn't see this option when I created the connection
and cannot figure out how to create a network shortcut to it.

As it is now, I'd have to tell him to go to:

     Start \ Control Panel \ Network and Sharing Center \ Connect to a network \ Choose our VPN

Any help would be appreciated.

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Just a thought, because I haven't worked with VPNs before, but I'll give it a shot:  

Why not navigate to your VPN just the way you said, then click on an empty space in the address bar.  Copy and paste the path that comes up into a shortcut.  

Again, I'm not completely familiar with VPNs, but that's generally how it works for everything else in my experience.


It was worth a shot, but when I click on the VPN icon, then an empty space in the address bar,
it remaints at Network and Sharing Center.
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