Windows 7 users may need to install the Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) optional component on the 32-Bit client for creating Connection Manager Profiles for 32-Bit platforms


Source: Microsoft Support

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Symptoms




When creating a Connection Manager profile for the 32-Bit platform that can be used by a 32-Bit client for dialing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection, the user (Network Administrator) may be unable to create a Connection Manager on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server that can be used to provision a 32-Bit client.

Cause




This issue can occur because Windows Server 2008 R2 is only available as a 64-bit operating system, therefore the RRAS server can now create only 64-Bit profiles.  The Connection Manager profiles created using the RRAS server are compatible on 64-Bit platforms only and will not work on 32-Bit platforms. Therefore, for creating 32-Bit Connection Manager profiles, users will need to install and use the Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) optional component on a 32-Bit client.

Resolution




On a 32-Bit version of Windows 7 follow these steps to install the CMAK optional component:



1.       Click Start,Control Panel and select Programs.


2.       Under the Programs and Features option, select Turn Windows features on or off.


3.       From the Windows features dialog box, scroll down and select the Ras CMAKfeature and click OK.


 



The Ras CMAK optional component will be installed for use on Windows 7.



 


To launch the Connection Manager Administration Kit to create the 32-Bit Connection Manager profile, follow the following steps:



1.       Click Start and type CMAK in Search programs and files.


2.       Click CMAK.exe from the Programs list.


Note: You can also click Start, All Programs, and Administrative Tools and select Connection Manager Administration Kit

3.       Follow the instructions in the CMAK wizard.


 



 

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