When you create a connection profile, you must specify the operating systems that it supports. Connection Manager 1.4 and its Administration Kit (CMAK) in Windows Server® 2008 R2 add support for features that require Windows Vista®, Windows Server® 2008, Windows® 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2 on the client computer. Selecting the correct target operating system group ensures that the most appropriate features are available to the users of the profile.

  • A Connection Manager profile that is created on a 64-bit version of Windows can be installed and run only on computers that are also running a 64-bit version of Windows. This includes Windows XP x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition, and the 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7.
  • To create a Connection Manager profile for a computer that is running a 32-bit version of Windows, you must run CMAK on a computer that is running a 32-bit version of Windows. Because Windows Server 2008 R2 is available only as a 64-bit operating system, you can use the 32-bit version of Windows 7. To install CMAK on a 32-bit version of Windows 7, in Control Panel, click Programs, click Turn Windows Features on or off, select RAS Connection Manager Administration Kit feature, and then click OK.
Setting Description

Windows 7 or Windows Vista

Specifies that the profile includes features that can be used only on a computer running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000 (shown on 32-bit computers) or

Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP (shown on 64-bit computers)

Specifies that the profile includes only those features that can be used on any supported Windows operating system.

For more information about client operating system support, see Connection Manager Components and System Requirements (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80948) on the Microsoft Web site.

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