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Q: Batch file scripting in Windows (using rasdial) ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Batch file scripting in Windows (using rasdial)
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: digitalsierra-ga
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Posted: 02 Jul 2006 21:43 PDT
Expires: 01 Aug 2006 21:43 PDT
Question ID: 742903
I'm trying to create a batch file within Windows XP Pro(SP2) to do a
VPN connection.

If I type the following at a command prompt it works fine and I'm connected...
rasdial "my office" vpn "funny%^face"

"my office" is the VPN connection I've already created
vpn is my username
funny%^face is my password

If I stick the above line into a batch file and run that, it says
"error 691 - Access was denied because the username and/or password
was invalid on the domain".  I've checked the spelling of my password
a dozen times, it's correct.
If I replace "funny%^face" with * , it asks me for my password and then connects.

For some reason it won't connect when I keep the password in my batch file.
(I can secure my file later with permissions/encryption).
Please help.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Batch file scripting in Windows (using rasdial)
From: iamdeux-ga on 03 Jul 2006 13:41 PDT
It`s not right to use special symbols like "%" in batch file as password.
Try to change your password to more simple ( like: thisMYpass123 ).
It would help.

Content of batch file must be like that:

rasdial "my office" vpn "thisMYpass123"
Subject: Re: Batch file scripting in Windows (using rasdial)
From: digitalsierra-ga on 04 Jul 2006 13:26 PDT
Yes.  It was that % symbol that was causing me grief.  Thanks iamdeux-ga!

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