rasdial vpn entry with credentials leads to remote access error 69

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Carl Hoyer, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Carl Hoyer

    Carl Hoyer Guest

    I am attempting to use rasdial to initiate a VPN connection with a profile
    that has saved username/password credentials so that I do not have to pass
    that information in plaintext through the command line (as I would like to
    call rasdial through a script).

    The problem is when I call rasdial "Connection Name" the connection fails
    with a remote access error 691. Of course when I call rasdial "Connection
    Name" "Username" "Password" all is fine.

    Why can rasdial not initiate the connection when a VPN profile has a saved
    username and password?

    If not, then is there another way to script the initiation of a VPN
    connection without passing the password in plain text?

    Carl Hoyer, Mar 15, 2007
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  2. hi,
    when do you saved credentials do you checked for all users or only just me?
    Dragos CAMARA, Mar 15, 2007
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  3. Carl Hoyer

    Carl Hoyer Guest

    I've checked "only just me", but I am logged in using that user who the
    password is saved for and it will not authenticate automatically.

    I did dig up this circa. 1999 Kbase article that may answer my problem ...

    Does any have any more recent articles that refer to this issue?

    Carl Hoyer, Mar 19, 2007
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