Win2003 CMAK doesn't work for Vista clients
I created VPN client profiles/installers using CMAK 1.3, included with Windows 2003. The resulting clients do not work when applied to computers running Vista. When will a version of CMAK be available that supports Vista clients?
March 23rd, 2007 5:40pm

Hi, VPN client profiles created using CMAK 1.3 should install on Vista without any problems. Can you tell me what problem you are seeing? thanks Aanand
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March 27th, 2007 11:02am

I can second that there's an issue. I use PPTP VPN connections packaged with CMAK 1.3. Once installed on aVista system, I don't have a problem getting them to connect manually (double clicking on them in Network Connections) however, I can't run them in a script or at a command line using the rasdial command. I get the error "This function is not supported on this system." ICAN use rasdial to disconnect if it's already connected. If I manually create a VPN connection in Vista, I CAN call it from the script or command line with the same rasdial command. In Network Connections I noticed that manually createdconnections are listed under the group "Virtual Private Network" and the CMAK connections are grouped under "Connection Manager" if that makes a difference. I've scoured the net for info on this and can't find anything about it.
May 17th, 2007 2:25am

This is an expected behavior.CM cannot be scripted and its been like this since Win2K itself. thanks Aanand
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June 20th, 2007 9:20pm

I disagree, I'm been calling CM connections from within batch files with Windows 2000, XP and 2003. I've only run into a problem with Vista. No other part of it is scripted, just launching the connection. Seems like a simple enough task, don't know why it was "broken" in Vista.
June 20th, 2007 10:52pm

Has anyone found and answer for this?
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March 4th, 2008 12:12pm

The CMAK that comes with Windows 2003 does work with Vista, however Vista appears dislike long file names that you include in the installer. For instance if you're adding a phone book to your profile, if the name of the server list file that you're attaching is longer then the old DOS 8.3 short filename then you won't be able to view your server list in Vista. The same goes for the route file and any other files you include.
November 12th, 2008 8:59pm

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