1. Open the Action Centre
Click the Action Centre icon in the system tray at the bottom right of the screen (1) then click VPN (2).
2. Add a VPN Connection
In the Network & Internet window, select 'Add a VPN Connection' (3).
3. Enter connection settings
Enter your connection settings as below.
For VPN provider (4), select Windows (built-in)
For Connection name (5), name the connection < Company> VPN Connection or similar.
For Server name or address (6) enter your server's address ( if you do not know your server's address, please contact Impact Computing.)
For VPN type (7) select Point to Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP)
For Type of sign-in info (8) select User name and password
For User name (optional) (9) please enter your workplace username.
For Password (optional) (10) enter your workplace password.
Click Save (11)
4. Change adapter options
The connection should now be visible under VPN (12). Select 'Change adapter options' below this. This will open the Network Connections window.
5. Change Networking settings
Right-click the VPN connection and select Properties (13).
Select the Networking tab (14) then select Internet Protocol Version 4 (15) and click Properties (16).
Select Advanced (17)
Ensure the 'Use default gateway...' option is unticked (18) then click OK (19) .
6. Dial the VPN
To dial the VPN, click the network icon in the system tray (20) and select your VPN connection (21).
For assistance connecting to a Remote Desktop once connected to the VPN please see our guide here.