I'm looking for a way to deploy a dial-up connection. I've tried creating a GPO by importing current dial-up settings, but when I test it, I get an error that the dial-up is not available to All Users and cannot be used.
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Silly question:
the PC that you're testing your package on - does it have a dialup interface?[8|]

I normally save separate dialup sessions as separate .pbk files (makes management of those easier this way). Works fine. Don't write .pbk files as ini files - the sequence of the lines matters...
Answered 09/17/2005 by: revizor
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Yeah, tested with a laptop that has a working modem. I can create a dial-up connection manually and it works.

How do you create a pbk file? Is it the only thing that is required? And how do you deploy it?

Thanks for any info.
Answered 09/18/2005 by: mrobilla
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The creation of a dialup connection creates the .pbk file in the user profile. Create your connection and then search for the .pbk and deploy it in an msi.
Answered 09/18/2005 by: MSIMaker
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I would like to add that you can add the .pbk to the userprofile or to the allusers profile. Making the connection available to either the user or to allusers.

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Answered 09/19/2005 by: Ilikebananas
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I've modified the rasphone.pbk file to add my numbers. Tested it and it works on both Win2000 and WinXP. How do I deploy it in an msi?[8|]
Answered 09/19/2005 by: mrobilla
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Do you have an msi package ready?
If so, deploying it depends on the tools available to you:
Active Directory GPO
SMS/Altiris/Marimba or whatever system management software you got
scripts
manual installations
Answered 09/19/2005 by: revizor
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I don't. How do I create the msi package?
Answered 09/20/2005 by: mrobilla
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You just have to import the .pbk file to the msi and compile it, as simple as that
Answered 09/21/2005 by: AngelD
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What msi do I import my file to? What tools/utilities do I use? Sorry for the newb questions, I have never done this before.
Answered 09/21/2005 by: mrobilla
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i think what mrobilla is trying to do is creat a new msi that makes this dial up connection . . . .
shouldnt be too hard - just create the project in wps (youre using wps are you?) and start the setup capture process, take the snapshot and copy the .pbk file to wherever you need it, hit the next button to take the after snapshot and it should capture that and make you a very small .msi
Answered 09/21/2005 by: ictu packager
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I'm assuming you are talking about Wise Package Studio. I don't have this product. Any free products out there that I can use?
Answered 09/22/2005 by: mrobilla
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Just to know how much info you need, have you created an MSI before?
Answered 09/22/2005 by: AngelD
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I have never created an msi package before, I am new to this. Any suggestions on products/utilites would be appreciated. I'm not looking to invest in a commercial product (at least not yet).

How do I create an msi package? What software do I use? And any instructions on the best way to go about it.

Deployment is not an issue as I can use AD or other tools to push (such as PSTools).

Thank you for any help you can provide.
Answered 09/22/2005 by: mrobilla
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Have a look at "Windows Installer XML (WiX)" http://sourceforge.net/projects/wix

But sounds like it would be easier and faster to just copy the file in your case
Answered 09/22/2005 by: AngelD
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When a copy the pbk file, and a open the the dialup connection it says

The service profile is damaged. Re-install the service profile.
Answered 08/05/2009 by: bcoc
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