VPN Grayed out on Windows XP Pro

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When I try to create a VPN, my options are grayed out. I have no clue as to what it would be. The option to choose "Dial up Connection" or "Virtual Private Network Connection" are the two options grayed out.

I have tried to diable the QoS Packet Scheduler, but no help either.


Any help would be great!
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That's a little odd. Even with XP home you should have those two options. Are you logged in with Administrator authority?
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I agree - it is wicked!

Yes my account is a local admin of the machine.
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In your services console, make sure Remote Access Connection Manager service is started. At the moment that's the only thing I could think of to help.
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I looked at the services, they were set to automatic but failed at startup. the Telephony service was disabled I turned it on and it allowed the remote acess service to start.

Thanks for the quick help.
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Nice! Yeah those dependent services will get ya. Glad it helped.

Cheers!
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Your suggestion helped me to, almost seven years later! Thanks a bunch!

Microsoft suggested "Reinstall SP1". Idiots (I have SP3 installed). So thinking that "there's got to be another way," I searched and found this thread.

My "Create VPN connection" is no longer greyed out!

Kudos!

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Nice! Good to see old posts still have value.
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Thanks a lot for your solution. I was having trouble setting up a VPN service because the option was greyed out but enabling those services got it working without even needing to restart. The VPN provider's only suggestion was to re-install windows XP! Didn't want to do that (obviously)! Happy VPN-ing.

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