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barneygray

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I need to be able to start sonic global vpn client before i log on so that i can be authorised on the remote domain to access shared folders. I think this needs to happen after the network has initialised. there is a command line option to start the program.

any ideas are welcome.

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allen2

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You can try to install it as a service. Look for reskit utilities instsrv.exe and srvany.exe to create the service.

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PsyCrow

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barneygray, try this:

1. Create cmd (bat) file, that starts your vpn client software. For ex.:

-------start of Connect2VPN.cmd -------

start "c:\program files\sonicvpn.exe" /cmd

-------end of Connect2VPN.cmd -------

2. Hit Windows+R, or open "Run" from Start Menu. Type in gpedit.msc & hit OK.
3. Go to Computer Configuration->Windows Settings->Scripts (Startup\Shutdow)
3. Doble click on Startup, then in opened dialog click Show Files. Explorer window will open. Copy perviously created cmd file in to this location. Then get back to dialog and click Add. Choose cmd file you copied. Click Ok. Then open Startup again and verify that your cmd script listed there.
4. Now you are finished. Your cmd file will be run after network initialization, launching vpn client.

You may also try to make a shortcut to your vpn client with needed command line, instead of cmd file. This should work too.

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This is usually done by hooking into winlogon.exe by the developer, but the startup script should work just fine.
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See what this does for you.

Configuring Windows Networking for Remote Access. Use this documentation to configure Windows to logon to the Windows Network after the VPN tunnel is established.

from: http://www.sonicwall...umentation.html




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