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I have a VPN connection that I'm using heavily. I'd like to setup a shortcut to quickly connect/disconnect this connection. How can this be done?

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What kind of VPN is it? Is it the native IPSec one for Windows? – qroberts Sep 8 '10 at 17:09
It is the native kind. – ripper234 Sep 8 '10 at 18:37
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1 - Open "Network and Sharing Center"
2 - Click "Change adapter settings" in left pane.
3 - Right click on your VPN Connection and create the shortcut

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Glad it worked! – JNK Sep 8 '10 at 18:42

If this is a standard Windows VPN, unless you want to place a copy of it in the startup group or similar, it is actually much quicker to simply click on the connections icon in the taskbar and simply select the VPN and choose connect.

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Alternatively, if you click the Start Orb and in search start typing Network Connections until you see the item, then select it (may only need to type a few letters), then you can drag and crate icons like any other file.

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I'm not seeing this icon (even not under "Select which icons appear in the taskbar") – ripper234 Sep 8 '10 at 18:38
@ripper234 - just seen this comment... You should have this icon. Take a look in Taskbar settings and you should be able to turn it on – William Hilsum Aug 29 '11 at 13:59
Not sure why I wasn't seeing it, perhaps I just missed it at the time (Windows 7 hides infrequently used icons). – ripper234 Aug 29 '11 at 20:11
@ripper234 - these system icons are never hidden, they are either on or off (you go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons\System Icons ) Anyway, no problem... was writing comment mainly for others in case they saw the questions. – William Hilsum Aug 29 '11 at 20:17

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