Is it possible to create a configuration or batch file that will initiate a VPN connection using the built-in Windows PPTP client? I want to build a scripted method that all my external users can use to avoid configuration issues.
I'm aware of
rasdial.exe but that only lets you initiate a preconfigured connection.
I also know about the CMAK (Connection Manager Administration Kit) for Windows Servers that generates an EXE, but that doesn't suit me because I want to hand-tune the configuration to get some DNS/SMB issues sorted out, and also the CMAK for SBS2003 doesn't work on Windows 7 64 bit at least so it isn't portable enough for me. We don't have access to a more recent server OS.
EDIT: There is only one VPN, hopefully the configuration will be pretty simple but I also need to mount and unmount a network share. I can't configure their connections myself because a) I don't have access to their PCs remotely or otherwise, b) I'm not providing tech support to the users, just giving them VPN access so I want to keep this as simple as possible, and c) I want to get a single tested configuration that just works. I would like to write a script or set of files that I email to a user with limited installation instructions. Many unis have something similar for students but using something like a preconfigured install of the Cisco client, I want to use the built-in client if possible but if an alternative client works then that would be great.