Uses for Advanced Customization

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

By using advanced customization techniques, you can change the implementation of many Connection Manager functions. For example, you can:

  • Create a custom button that appears on the Connection Manager user interface to start applications or run processes.

  • Prepopulate user name, password, phone number, and dialing properties for use in your connection profile.

  • Show a particular set of phone numbers based on user selection of connection device.

  • Remove the General tab from the Properties dialog boxes for VPN-only connection profiles.

  • Control whether the Save password check box appears on the Connection Manager user interface.

  • Control whether the Logon domain field appears.

  • Specify your multilink strategy.

  • Specify logging behavior.

  • Turn off balloon-tip help for Connection Manager.


Refer to Tables of Key Names and Values for complete lists of keys and values you can modify.

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