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By David Ciarlillo

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Posted: 22 Nov 2002
 

PROBLEM

The BM 3.7 VPN client for XP Pro would not find a valid authentication server on new installations of XP.

SOLUTION

We discovered some XP Pro installations had the default Windows directory as c:\windows and others as c:\winnt. We found out the default install directory from a Microsoft direct CD was c:\windows and the default installation directory from an OEM version was c:\winnt.

We re-installed XP with the Microsoft CD using an unattend.txt file and changed the default install directory to c:\winnt and the VPN client worked great.

If you have any questions you may contact David at david.ciarlillo@olc.state.oh.us


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