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I have a VPN connection configured on my Windows 7 PC, and I'd like to export these settings to another computer.

I could simply tell the other user which settings to use, but I don't want to share my password. Ideally, I would just go on the other computer, set everything up, check the "Remember password" box and voilà.

This way, the other user would be able to use the VPN connection, without knowing the password. Unfortunately, the other user is pretty far (another country), so doing things in person is not an option.

Is there a way I could do this ?

I'm using Windows 7 built-in VPN client, but am open to using any (free) alternative if it could solve my problem.

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Personally, I think that connecting to his computer using some sort of remote desktop solution will serve your purpose the best.

All you need to do, is setup a remote connection between the two systems, connect to his desktop and configure his connection as if you were right there next to him.

Personally I find that the FREE version of LogMeIn is excellent and works wonders around firewalls and deep NAT networks.

Good luck!

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We used LogMeIn, which worked amazingly great ! –  Wookai Jul 20 '11 at 6:42
    
Glad to hear it worked out for you! –  akseli Jul 20 '11 at 12:15
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There is no way to do export the VPN settings AND password. The password is the problem since it is encrypted, and uses your key to decrypt it.

If you want to use your VPN as the end all method, you could both use TeamViewer (the quick support version does not even need to be installed, it just runs), and you could get access to his computer, and set up the VPN and password.

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On Windows7 the VPN settings are stored here:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk

So I copied the .pbk file to my other computer and opened it on there, and I managed to successfully connect to the VPN.

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