Configure Autodial

Updated: October 14, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 7

You can use this procedure to configure the locations from which your computer automatically dials a default network connection when a network resource is requested, and no connection to a network is currently active.

The network connection that is started is the one identified as your 'default' network connection. In the Network Connections folder, the default connection is identified by a checkmark in a green circle. To set a default connection, see Specify a default network connection.


Autodial is enabled by default in Windows Vista.

Any user account can be used to complete this procedure.

To configure autodial

  1. Open the Network Connections folder and view available connections

  2. Press ALT to display the menu bar.

  3. On the Advanced menu, click Remote Access Preferences. The Remote Access Preferences dialog box opens.

  4. In the Remote Access Preferences dialog box, on the Autodial tab, select the check box next to the network location for which you want to enable autodial, and then click OK.

See Also


Configure Dial-up Options
Configure Network Connections