For each connection profile you create, you must specify a service name and a file name.


Make sure that the service and file names are different from all other service and file names that you provide to your remote network users. If two connection profiles on the same computer have the same service or file name, the associated connection icons do not work correctly.

Setting Description

Service name

Specifies the name that users see when looking at the list of connection profiles installed on their computers.

File name

Specifies the file name used to store the created connection profile. When editing an existing connection profile, if you do not want to write over the existing connection profile, you must change the file name.


The file name must not be longer than 8 characters, and cannot contain spaces or any symbol characters.

For more information about assigning service and file names to a new profile, see Specifying Service and File Names ( on the Microsoft Web site.

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