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Automating PPTP Connection Via ISP Connection
Article ID: 173527 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q173527
Windows NT version 4.0 introduced a new feature called Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP). After you have connected to the Internet, you can make a PPTP connection to your corporate network and access corporate resources. This article discusses how to use one simple batch file to automate the process of connecting to your Internet service provider (ISP) and then connecting to your corporate PPTP server.
To connect to your ISP and then connect to your corporate PPTP server without needing to launch two phone book entries, create a batch file using the following steps:
NOTE: These steps assume that you have already created two phone book entries, one for your ISP and one for your PPTP Server.
WARNING: The passwords in such a batch file are in plain text and can be seen by anyone viewing the file.