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    Client connects OK to VPN server. However after loging off, the VPN connection disconnects.

    Using the Default VPN dialup client in XP.

    Some ideas i had so far that I am still checking
    • Third party client
    • VPN client as a service
    • Hardware appliance to route traffic


    Any ideas on how to keep it alive after logoff?
    "...if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said” - Alan Greenspan

  • #2
    Re: Keep VPN alive after logoff

    The VPN software packages I use, CheckPoint and Cisco, are only active while I am logged on.

    What exactly are you trying to accomplish?
    Cheers,

    Rick

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    • #3
      Re: Keep VPN alive after logoff

      The Cisco client actually does support the keep alive after logoff, its the windows one that I need (PPTP).

      I have a script/batch file that gets data from a remote location to this box. It only is available over a VPN, I want to schedule it and not have to be logged in for the scripts to work.
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      • #4
        Re: Keep VPN alive after logoff

        I think a Site-to-site connection is a better solution though.
        As far as I know MS vpn client doesn't support it.
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        • #5
          Re: Keep VPN alive after logoff

          Can't you get the user to lock the computer rather than log it off???

          Bit simple i know but it would work.

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          • #6
            Re: Keep VPN alive after logoff

            Originally posted by Dumber View Post
            I think a Site-to-site connection is a better solution though.
            As far as I know MS vpn client doesn't support it.
            I would however I have no control over the gateway server. If I can find a hardware client dial router I may use that.

            Originally posted by wullieb1 View Post
            Can't you get the user to lock the computer rather than log it off???

            Bit simple i know but it would work.
            It has to be more reliable than that. Its a TS; no one ever connects to the console.
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            • #7
              Re: Keep VPN alive after logoff

              Then you'll need to try doing the VPN connection in session that doesn't log off -- like a service.

              Can you script your VPN connection (run something w/out user intervention)? If so, you should be able to use MS's ancient INSTSRV / SRYANY utilities.

              I did the requisite and came up with all kinds of interesting links.
              Cheers,

              Rick

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              • #8
                Re: Keep VPN alive after logoff

                eureka!
                That answer in the second link was exactly what I was looking for.

                Thanks everyone for all the suggestions.

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                • #9
                  Re: Keep VPN alive after logoff

                  Originally posted by Lior_S View Post
                  eureka!
                  That answer in the second link was exactly what I was looking for.

                  Thanks everyone for all the suggestions.

                  Note the is for Rick everyone else gets
                  Excellent.

                  Glad to see you've fixed it

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