Include Connection Manager Software with the Connection Profile

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012

Users must have Connection Manager 1.4 installed on their computer to run a connection profile created with Connection Manager 1.4. If your users do not already have it installed, you must include the software in your service profile. In the CMAK wizard, you can specify that this software be included in the service profile being built, so the software is installed when the user installs the service profile.


Since Connection Manager 1.4 is included with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, this page only appears on connection profile that have the Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 option selected on the Select Target Operating System wizard page.

Setting Description

Install Connection Manager 1.4 with the Connection Manager Profile

When selected, specifies that version 1.4 of the Connection Manager software is included with the profile and is installed on the client computer if it has an older version of Connection Manager installed, or if Connection Manager is not currently installed.

If you include Connection Manager 1.4 in the service profile and a user already has a previous version of Connection Manager installed, the software is automatically upgraded at installation. Connection Manager is not installed if the current or a newer version is already installed on the user's computer. For example, Connection Manager 1.4 is a component of the Windows Vista operating system, so it does not get installed on computers running Windows Vista. However, the connection profile installs, even if the Connection Manager software included in the profile does not install.