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How to Set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) in Windows 8/8.1

Posted by Chris Karnes on Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Setting up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is easy in Windows 8/8.1. To begin, right click the network adapter icon in the bottom right corner of your screen.

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Click on the “Open Network and Sharing Center” option.

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Select the “Set up a new connection or network” option in the Network and Sharing Center

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Select “Connect to a workplace” and click next.

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Select “No, create a new connection” and click next. (This step may automatically be skipped if no connections have been set up before.)

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Choose “Use my Internet Connection (VPN)” and click next.

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Fill in the information requested and then click create.
Internet address: Ask your IT department, it may be an IP address or name like vpn.mycompany.com
Destination name: Can be whatever you would like the connection to be named.

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Your VPN connection has been created, but Windows 8/8.1 require a few additional settings to be made before the VPN will connect correctly. To go back the Network and Sharing Center, click on “Change Adapter Settings.”

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Right click on the connection you just created, and click on properties.

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Click on the “Security” tab at the top, then select “Allow these protocols” and check “Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)” and (Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2). Then click OK.

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A window will pop up, click Yes.

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Your VPN is now set up and ready to use. In order to connect, click on the network adapter button on the right hand of the task bar.

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A slide out window will appear, under the “Connections” heading select the connection you created (I used “BTerrell VPN” for mine). 

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Enter your Domain Login information and click ok.

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You are now connected to the VPN.

Tags: Windows

Resolving Windows Installer Coordinator on Terminal Server Issue

Posted by Kevin Yu on Thu, Sep 04, 2014

 

I installed Sage 300 ERP and Sage HRMS on a terminal server environment last week and was running into an issue with Windows Installer Coordinator. Often when I opened a UI, I would get a Windows Installer Coordinator popup that would run indefinitely. It actually prevented me from even running HRMS.

Windows installer coordinator

I found that there is a setting in Group Policy that disables Windows Installer Coordinator. I hope this helps if you run into this issue on a terminal server environment.

 

 

 

 

Windows Group lociy page

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Group Policy Editor

 

 

 

 



 

 

Edit compatiblity
Turn offWindows Installer

Tags: Sage 300 ERP, sage hrms, Windows