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I know it's a silly question, but I've created a VPN on my windows 7 and I can't find the way to put the link of the VPN on the desktop (need to go to cotrol-panel ---> network ---> network and sharing center ---> connect to a netowrk --> my link.

It was very easy on xp/vista....

any ideas ?

(on the same note, can I put it in the programs that I see when I press the windows sign ?)

Thanks. Dani

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In Network and Sharing Center click Change adapter settings on the left hand side. From there, you can create a shortcut to your VPN connection.

If you want this shortcut in your start menu (the programs that you see when you press the windows sign), simply drag it over the orb, wait till the menu expands, and place it wherever you want.

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There is no option like that on windows 7. only properties and Connect – Dani Jan 24 '10 at 9:31
Interesting, answer updated. – John T Jan 24 '10 at 9:37

You shouldn't have to go through control panel to connect in Windows 7.

In the system tray, there should be an icon for your normal network (wired or wireless). Click it and a list should appear with "Currently connected to" at the top. Underneath that should be a section titled "Dial-up and VPN". Click the connection in there then click connect.

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Thanks for the answer. – Dani Jan 24 '10 at 10:36

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