Montana State University

helpdesk@montana.edu How to install a VPN client on Windows Vista or Windows 7

To install a VPN client:
  1. Click the "Control Panel" link in the Start menu (figure 1).
  2. In the window that opens if your view does not show the Network and Sharing Center link click the "All Control Panel Items" first to expand (figure 2a) the panel.
  3. Click the "Network and Sharing Center" link (figure 2b).
  4. Click the "Set up a connection or network" link located under Tasks in the left sidebar.(figure 3).
  5. Click the "Connect to a workplace" link (figure 4) then click "Next".
  6. Click the "Use my Internet connection (VPN)" link (figure 5).
  7. Enter vpn.montana.edu in to the Internet address box (figure 6).
  8. Enter MSU VPN Connection into the Destination Name box then click "Next".
  9. Enter your MSU domain username and password in the boxes provided and enter MSU in the Domain (optional) box (figure 7)
  10. Click "Connect".
To use your VPN client
    Vista
  1. Open the "Start" menu and click the "Connect To" link (figure 8).
  2. Select the MSU VPN connection from the "Connect to a network" dialogue box that opens. Enter your Domain username, password and the Domain name as shown in figure 7 when prompted.
    Windows 7
  1. Click on the network connection icon located in bottom right corner of your desktop. (It will look like: Network icon or Net Icon .) In the dialogue box that opens select the MSU VPN connection and click "Connect" (figure 9).
  2. Enter your domain username, password and the domain name as shown in figure 7 when prompted.
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Screen of start window. Figure 1. Click "Control Panel" from the Start menu.
Screen shot. Figure 2a. Click "All Control Panel Items". Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 2b. Click "Network and Sharing Center". Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 3. Click "Set up a connection or network". Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 4. Select "Connect to a workplace...". Return to instructions

Screen shot. Figure 5. Select "Use my internet connection (VPN)". Return to instructions

Screen shot. Figure 6. Enter the Internet address and Destination name as shown. Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 7. Enter your Domain username, password and Domain name. Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 8. (Vista) Click the "Connect to" link . Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 9. (Windows 7) Click the "Connect" button next to your new MSU VPN connection. Return to instructions