Enhancements to VPN Reconnect in W7 RC

Hello Folks, By now all of you must have heard about the formal release of W7 RC. In case you don’t have it already here is the link from where you can download the RC bits   http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx   In RC the RAS team has made some enhancements to the VPN Reconnect feature. Here are…

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VPN tunnel strategy – defining the connection order between various tunnel types

Hello Customers,   As I wrote in this blog, there are four types of VPN tunnel supported by Windows 7 based VPN clients. In this blog I will focus on following things: how do you configure tunnel types on the client, how to decide on the tunnel type order while establishing connection, …   Lets…

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Do we still need PPTP & L2TP/IPsec after Windows 7

Hi Folks, Our team member Samir Jain has posted a nice blog on how you should decide which tunnel to use/deploy for your scenario. The details for the same are given at which tunnel to use. In this blog, I would like to understand further on a possibility of deprecating PPTP & L2TP/IPsec VPN tunnels going forward – i.e. after Windows…

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Deploying VPN Reconnect: Step-by-step guide available at

Folks,     The deployment guide for VPN Reconnect is now available at http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/9/0/890C2C54-EE49-4743-A5B0-1F3AD7C36721/Step-by-Step_Deploy_Remote_Access_with_VPN_Reconnect.doc       The guide covers the various requirements for deploying VPN Reconnect and detail steps to configure the various Network Elements. If you have any questions please feel free to post them on this blog or email rrasblog   regards   …

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Different VPN tunnel types in Windows – which one to use?

Hello Folks,   I am sure you must have experienced VPN reconnect – a new IKEv2 based VPN tunnel that is added in Windows 7 that allows automatic and seamless switchover of an active VPN connection when the underlying Internet interface (connection) changes thus maintaining application persistence. Isn’t that COOL – like VPN user moving…

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Known issues in VPN reconnect mobility manager in Windows 7 beta release

Hi folks, Hope you all are in good health.I believe that you must be enjoying the new VPN reconnect feature in Windows 7 and more importantly the mobility experience it provides. Aren’t you? I am writing this blog to list the known issues with mobility manager and their workarounds. These issues have been fixed in…

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VPN Reconnect: A New Tunnel for Mobility

VPN Reconnect: A New Tunnel for Mobility Has your file download or a Line of Business application (LOB) ever got interrupted just because your internet connection went down momentarily and you had to start it all over again ? You will never have to do that with the IKEv2 tunnel of “VPN Reconnect” feature available…

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