managing VPN connections

Hi, I have allot of VPN connections I use on my windows computer.  I would like to find a program that will be easier to manage then the Windows way.  Or, if there was a way to export and import the VPN connections, that would be great also.

Thanks all.
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Aaron TomoskyDirector of Solutions ConsultingCommented:
openvpn allows you to import/export and switch between multiple profiles, very handy.

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DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
great, thanks, i can't find a link to download or buy it any where, it looks great though.
Aaron TomoskyDirector of Solutions ConsultingCommented:
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DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
sorry to be needy, it looks great, but when I open the program it tellls me I don't have any config files.  How do I make one?
Aaron TomoskyDirector of Solutions ConsultingCommented:
DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
thanks, do you have a link to download the gui?  I cant find it on the site.
Aaron TomoskyDirector of Solutions ConsultingCommented:
It comes with the windows installer just like the link says
"The official OpenVPN release for Windows ships with a GUI frontend called simply "OpenVPN-GUI" and can be found in the .\bin\ subdirectory of the installation path, with shortcuts placed on the desktop and start menu unless unselected during program installation. This wiki page describes how to use this GUI frontend."
DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
Oh OK, that is the one I have on my desktop.  That is telling me there is no configuration file.  Can I make that through the gui?  if so, I'm just not sure where to go since it dosen't open afrter that.
Aaron TomoskyDirector of Solutions ConsultingCommented:
DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
no it mentions no configuration files.
DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
Im installing it on another computer.  Maybee it's my computer.
DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
OK, so the error I got was below.  I installed the program, then after first launch I got this....

No readable connection profiles (config files) found
DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
crud, I just noticed the icon on the tray.....
DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
OK this looks better, I still don't know where to make the config files, or what format they are in.  I feel im missing something super easy.
DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
crud I just saw this....

OpenVPN is not compatible with IPSec, IKE, PPTP, or L2TP

Im all pptp and l2tp.  Do you have something that manages those connections? If not, Ill give you the points anyway, thanks a ton, that thing looked super cool
DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
I kinda found something.  to migrate from one computer to another, you can to go %appdata% - Microsoft - Network Connections

then backup the Pbk folder.  Move it to the new computer, walla, all your vpn connections are there.  Excpet you need to input the user and password again.
Aaron TomoskyDirector of Solutions ConsultingCommented:
I apologize, I thought you ran the sever and clients, you just need an IPSec client. In the past I've used shrewsoft, but I hear good things about greenbow and ncp if you want to give them a try. Shrewsoft looks like it hasn't been updated in awhile.
DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
sorry for the lag Ill try that right now.
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