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Is there anything either I can down load or write to automate the setup of an L2TP connection for windows 7.  I have written instructions but my boss feels it's too complicated for the average user.  I'm looking for something that's free if possible.
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You can use a Connection Manager package, or it's possible to use PowerShell to create the connection.  Here's a link to a thread which describes the PowerShell solution.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/System_Utilities/Remote_Access/VPN/Q_27931690.html#a38588053

And for Connection Manager
http://blogs.technet.com/b/rrasblog/archive/2009/03/25/remote-access-deployment-part-1-configuring-remote-access-clients.aspx
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that would be great if there users were on site. They are not.  I was looking for something like a .exe or script that I can create that will install the connection so they can just click on it.
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I tried the CMAK possibilities exist with that.
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With the PowerShell solution, you could create a batch file that would call the PS script, such that if all files were in a folder you could just click on the .BAT file to create the connection.

But yes, the CM package is even easier with just the .exe.
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How can you run CMAK on a 64 bit windows 7 machine?  Most people have 64 bit.
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As the CMAK states on the second screen when you run it, you have to create the package on the same architecture as it will be deployed to.  So if you're running CMAK on 2008R2, it is always 64-bit (or you could use 64-bit Windows).  If you need a 32-bit package, you'd have to run CMAK on a 32-bit Windows machine.
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So basically run CMAK on 32 bit and there's an option for 64 bit?
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No.  Run CMAK on 32-bit and you'll get 32-bit.  Run CMAK on 64-bit and you'll get 64-bit.
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OK 64 bit Windows 7 does NOT have CMAK. I haven't checked 64 bit server but can you use 64 bit server CMAK on a Windows 7 machine?
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Ran CMAK on 64 bit server for windows 7 and it worked perfectly.  Ran 32 bit windows CMAK on Windows 7 32 bit and that worked great too.  Thanks.
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