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VPN Configuration - Windows XP

In this section, we will see the steps to configure VPN on a Windows XP machine.

  1. Right click on My Network Places icon in desktop and select Properties (as given below)

  1. That will bring up the Network Connections Window (as below)

  1. Double click on Create a new connection. That will bring up the following dialog

  1. Click on Next >. That will bring up the following dialog

  1. Select Connect to the network at my workplace. Click on Next >. That will bring up the following dialog.

  1. Select Virtual Private Network connection and click on Next > to proceed. That will bring up the following dialog.

  1. Specify a descriptive name for connection in the Company Name edit field. Click on Next > to proceed. That will bring up the following dialog.

  1. Select Do not dial the initial connection and click on Next >. This also means that user's have to connect to Internet manually before connecting to VPN. That will bring up the following dialog.

  1. Enter the Rainmail Server IP (or) Host name in the Host name of IP address field. The parameter can be obtained from your Rainmail Administrator and should be resolvable from Internet. Click on Next > to proceed. That will bring up the following dialog.

  1. Check Add a shortcut to the connection to my desktop. Click on Finish. A new connection will be created and will appear in the Desktop of user (as follows)

  1. Find out from your Rainmail Administrator what protocol is used for VPN. If PPTP is used, your VPN configuration is complete and the connection is ready to use.
  2. If IPSec is used for your organization VPN, we need to set some additional parameters before the connection can be used. Normally, after configuring, the following window should appear automatically. If not, double click on the VPN icon in Desktop. That will bring up the following dialog:

  1. Click on Properties. In the dialog that comes up, click on Security tab. That will bring up the following:

  1. Click on IPSec Settings button. That will bring up the following:

  1. Check Use pre-shared key for authentication and enter the pre-shared key given by Rainmail Administrator in the Key Edit field. Click on OK to close the dialog.
  2. Click on Networking tab. That will bring up the following dialog

  1. Select L2TP IPSec VPN from Type of VPN list box. Click on Settings button. That will bring up the following dialog.

  1. Uncheck Enable software compression box. Click on OK to close the dialog.
  2. Click on OK to close the VPN properties dialog.
  3. Now your VPN connection is ready to use.
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