I have a wintel 8.1 laptop and the ONLY way I found I could PROPERLY disconnect from a vpn setup using the windows 8.1 GUI was to do this:
- Open the
network & sharing center and click
view adaptor settings
(or navigate to:
Control Panel >
Network and Internet >
- Right click the adaptor that represents the VPN,
- Select status, a small status window pops up.
- In the status window it shows the status of the VPN,
- In the lower portion of the status window you will see 3 buttons, click the middle one titled
disconnect, viola! it actually disconnects, and the icon is properly greyed out to signify this.
I found that:
It's fruitless clicking the VPN in the 'charms style' menu on the right of the screen to disconnect, it doesn't actually disconnect, this can be confirmed with an ipconfig in a cmd window or viewing the afore mentioned status window of the connection, or even the fact that the VPN icon is not 'greyed out' at least in my case anyway,
Also I found that the buttons in the top of the 'network connections' window do not function, and in fact the only way I can connect to any of the VPNs I manage I have to connect via the charms menu, and disconnect via the status window unless I want to drop down to a cmd prompt
I hope this is useful to someone...