This is a old question, but on Windows 7, if you used the OS to create the VPN, the information is stored there in a .Pbk's file. C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk. Other vendor(s) VPN software would use there own path/file format. Like an example from the Sonicwall GVC client, which save it's settings there in a .RCF file

In Advanced Properties dialog box, choose "Use preshared key for authentication" and enter the pre-shared key that admin created in Security appliance > Configure > Client VPN settings. Click OK . Back at the Network Connections window, right-click on the VPN connection and click Connect / Disconnect . Jul 18, 2014 · I’ve been trying to find a way to script or automate the creation of a new Windows VPN connection that uses L2TP/IPSEC with a pre shared key and automatically uses the current user’s credentials, but it seems there is no way to do this using the CMAK, netsh, various powershell scripts, or GPO Preferences as… In this situation, the L2TP VPN client and server are not using a matching pre-shared key or authentication method or credentials (username/password). To fix this issue, check if the pre-shared key, username, password and authentication method (MS-CHAP v2) are configured correctly on the client using the steps above. Hi @jameshottinger, . I have a link to a Spiceworks article saved in my notes from when I was trying to do the same thing. I never could get a GPO that would include the pre-shared keybut I was able to use the CMAK (Connection Manager Administration Kit) and create a configuration that works for our scenario.

Oct 13, 2008 · In order to set the pre-shared key, go to the IPSec tab, enter your Pre-shared Key, and click OK. L2TP over IPsec uses PPP authentication protocols. Specify the protocols that are permitted for PPP connections on the PPP tab of the tunnel group. Select the MS-CHAP-V1 protocol for authentication.

For the VPN Provider field select Windows (built-in). Fill in each field: Connection name - Can be anything; Server name or address - This will be the public IP of the NGFW. If there are multiple public IP's this would be whatever IP address is in the Server Listen Addresses under the VPN Config tab. VPN type - L2TP/IPSec with pre-shared key

Edit the VPN type to L2TP. In the “Properties” of new VPN connection, click on the “Type of VPN” pop up menu and select “L2TP/IPsec”. Next, click on the “Advanced Settings” button. Set the Preshared Key. In the “IPsec Settings” dialog, click the radio button labelled “Use preshared key for authentication”. Export VPN settings on Windows 10; Open the location that you want to use to export the VPN settings. Right-click on the folder and select the Paste option.. Once you complete the steps, you can take the removable media to a different computer to import the settings. Are you converting your Microsoft PPTP VPN to L2TP VPN with a pre-shared key? The problem is that the pre-shared key is saved locally (seems to be in the registry) but we don’t know where exactly. This information is not provided by Microsoft. We have made a few researches to found where the key is located without success.