Adding Connection Manager 1.4 to the Connection Profile

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

Users must install Connection Manager 1.4 to run a Connection Manager 1.4 connection profile. If your users are working on computers that do not already have version 1.4 installed, you should include the software in your connection profile. In the CMAK wizard, you can specify that this software be included in the connection profile being built, so the software is installed when the user installs the connection profile.

If you include Connection Manager 1.4 in the connection profile and a user already has a previous version of Connection Manager installed, the software is automatically upgraded at installation. Connection Manager cannot be 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 7 operating system, so it does not get installed on computers running Windows 7. However, the connection profile installs, even if the Connection Manager software included in the profile does not install.


You must include the Connection Manager 1.4 software for profiles intended for installation on computers running Windows Server 2003 x86 Edition, Windows XP x86 Edition, and Windows 2000. Computers that are running later versions of Windows, or any 64-bit edition of Windows have Connection Manager 1.4 already installed.


Be sure to include the size of the Connection Manager software when calculating the size of your installation package. For more information on the size of the Connection Manager software, see Planning for Effective Implementation.

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