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Connect to existing VPN connection using PowerShell

Posted on 2010-09-15
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I am doing some systems automation with powershell and have a situation where I need to connect to several different VPN connections based on the remote servers I need to work with.  

Since we can not (for security reasons) leave the VPN connections open, I just want to open the VPN session using PowerShell and when the processes are done, close the connection.

The VPN is a standard MS VPN connection on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 (& 2008 R2)
The VPN connections have already been configured, so I just simply need to connect.

I am hoping someone can steer me in the right direction on how to open and close connection.

Thanks!

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by:Sander Stad
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Microsoft has written an article about this on technet. You can look it up in here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee431700(WS.10).aspx

You don't have to create the scripts yourself because you can download them at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ce82bbd3-948b-476b-ab2e-1a1696349905&displaylang=en

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by:TriadX1
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I am not trying to deploy a new VPN connection. I am trying to connect to an previously deployed connection via powershell.
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With the Command Prompt, you just use rasdial. You can do the same from PowerShell. RasDial allows for providing data via commandline, but you do not need to:

rasdial VPN1        will "dial", i.e. start the RAS connection entry named VPN1
rasdial VPN1 /d    will stop the VPN
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Perfect!!!! Works just fine!
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