This article describes how to use the built-in Windows 7 VPN client which is pre-configured in the SCCM IT package on Active Directory bound computers.
The first thing you need to do is find the network icon in the lower right hand corner of your screen:
Left-click on the icon to open the network connections options just as you would to bring up the wireless networks:
Select the UofM VPN option which should give you a Connect button.
Click the Connect button which will bring you to the UofM VPN dialog box. Enter your x500 username and password, then click Connect:
The dialog box will disappear after you've successfully connected to VPN. If you check the network icon in the bottom-right corner you will see it says connected:
To disconnect, simply select the VPN menu item and click the disconnect button:
This article applies primarily to the pre-configured SCCM VPN package; however, if you follow the directions to set up the VPN client from the main OIT VPN page, you'll find these instructions useful as well.