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Install the VPN client for Windows

Before installing

You will need a /remote Kerberos instance and password to use the VPN software. If you do not already have those credentials, you can use the SCS Web-based tool to create or manage Kerberos instances for use with VPN and other remote-access systems.

Procedure

Note: You will need to be administrator, or a member of the Administrators group to complete the installation. The installation kit includes the new profile and certificates. Thus you need not run the certificate upgrade script after installing the client.

Windows-XP/Vista/Windows 7

  1. Download the VPN client install files and README for Windows-XP/Vista/Windows 7 from the networking download page (authentication required).
  2. Follow the installation instructions in the README file (README-5.0.7.0290.txt), which contains basic installation instructions plus information you will need to configure and run the VPN software in our environment.
VPN Alternative for Remote Desktop