Thursday, September 23, 2010

Windows 7 / Vista loses local resources when connected to VPN

Starting with Vista there is a hidden configuration setting called UseRasCredentials.
If this is set to 1 Windows uses the credentials of the VPN connection for all further accesses (this is contrary to the behaviour of XP).
To fix this problem:
  • Locate the .pbk file that contains the entry that you dial. You can find this file in location C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk
  • Open the file in Notepad.
  • Locate the following entry: UseRasCredentials=1
  • Modify the entry to the following: UseRasCredentials=0
  • On the File menu, click Save, and the click Exit.

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