2.4 VPN Server Manager
PacketiX VPN Server Manager is an administration utility for Windows
that comes with PacketiX VPN Server 2.0 or PacketiX VPN Bridge 2.0. This
section contains a description of how to use PacketiX VPN Server
2.4.1 What is VPN Server Manager
PacketiX VPN Server Manager is an administration utility that
supports Windows graphic user interface (GUI) for administering PacketiX
VPN Server or PacketiX VPN Bridge by local or remote computer. Using VPN
Server Manager enables you to connect to and administer PacketiX VPN
Server or PacketiX VPN Bridge without learning complicated commands or
operation methods. You can also administer PacketiX VPN Server /
PacketiX VPN Bridge operating on a UNIX operating system from a familiar
Using VPN Server Manager is extremely convenient because it lets you
connect to VPN Server / VPN Bridge in a remote location via the
Internet. The host name or IP address of the connection destination VPN
Server / VPN Bridge when connecting and the listener port number by
which the servers are operating are specified as "1". If server
administration is conducted through a network, all communication
contents are automatically encrypted by SSL to ensure security.
For information on how to use VPN Server Manager, see 「3.3.3 Administration Tools & Remote Administration」.
Fig. 2-4-1 VPN Server and VPN Bridge administration by VPN
2.4.2 VPN Server Manager Support System
VPN Server Manager supports the following operating systems.
|Windows 98 / Windows 98 Second Edition /
Windows Millennium Edition / Windows NT 4.0 Workstation /
Windows NT 4.0 Server / Windows NT 4.0 Server, Enterprise
Edition / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft
Windows 2000 Server / Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server /
Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP
Professional x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition /
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition / Microsoft Windows XP
Tablet PC Edition 2005 / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center
Edition 2004 / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 /
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition / Microsoft
Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows
Server 2003 Enterprise Edition / Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Enterprise x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2
Standard Edition / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64
Edition / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition /
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition /
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Microsoft Windows Vista
Home Premium / Microsoft Windows Vista Business / Microsoft
Windows Vista Enterprise / Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
If the Japanese version of VPN Server Manager is used with Windows
98, Windows 98 Second Edition or Windows Millennium Edition, it requires
a Japanese operating system. Other language operating systems that
support Unicode can also be used.
2.4.3 Connecting to VPN Server and VPN Bridge
PacketiX VPN Server Manager can conduct remote administration by
connecting to VPN Server or VPN Bridge. If the connection destination
VPN Server or VPN Bridge is running on the same machine, it can also
connect to localhost (in this case communication among processes is
carried out and network communication does not occur).
PacketiX VPN Server Manager can manage VPN Server or VPN Bridge
operating remotely via HTTP proxy server or SOCK proxy server.
When connecting to VPN Server or VPN Bridge you must select either
server administration mode or Virtual HUB administration mode as the
- Server administration mode:
Server administration mode
is used when authorized to administer the entire PacketiX VPN
Server. If connected in the server administration mode, you can
acquire or modify setting information for the entire VPN Server and
you can administer all Virtual HUBs operating in that VPN Server. If
conducting administration by connecting to PacketiX VPN Bridge,
connection is always in the server administration mode.
- Virtual HUB administration mode:
With the Virtual HUB
Administration mode, you select one of the Virtual HUBs operating
within PacketiX VPN Server and connect as administrator of that
Virtual HUB. This mode is used to transfer administration authority
from the administrator of the entire PacketiX VPN Server to another
For information on transferring administration authority, see
「3.3.4 Administration Authority」.
2.4.4 Installing VPN Server Manager Alone
PacketiX VPN Server Manager is automatically installed on to the
computer when Windows version of either PacketiX VPN Server or PacketiX
VPN Bridge is installed.
A version without installer is available in the Windows distribution
package for PacketiX VPN Server and PacketiX VPN Bridge (marked
"exe-only"). When the exe-only version package is unzipped, executable
files for PacketiX VPN Server and PacketiX VPN Bridge are unzipped to
the directory of your choice. PacketiX VPN Server Manager can be
executed from the following 2 files alone:
- vpnsmgr.exe (vpnsmgr_x64.exe for 64-bit version)
To administer computers installed with PacketiX VPN Server or
PacketiX VPN Bridge from a remote location, install by copying the files
given above in any directory of any Windows PC to be used for
administration. This enables PacketiX VPN Server or PacketiX VPN Bridge
to be administered by GUI from a laptop PC, etc.
2.4.5 Setup Wizard
If you connect to PacketiX VPN Server or PacketiX VPN Bridge for
which no settings have been made after being installed PacketiX VPN
Server Manager, the PacketiX VPN Server / Bridge easy setup wizard may
Using the setup wizard facilitates setting of VPN Server / Bridge for
VPN connection among bases or VPN Server for remote access VPN.
The online manual does not provide a description of how to use the setup
wizard, but it's so easy it doesn't require an explanation.
Fig. 2-4-2 PacketiX VPN Server / Bridge setup wizard
PacketiX VPN Server Manager is superior administration software
whereby all operation can be conducted from GUI, but it has the
- Because it supports a Windows GUI, the software will not run on
any operating system other than Windows. Consequently Linux or other
UNIX systems cannot be used to administer PacketiX VPN Server.
(PacketiX VPN Server running on Linux or UNIX system can however be
administered from a Windows terminal.)
- Because it is GUI software, it is not easy to automate
administration by importing script commands that are hard to operate
by input from command line. (It can be done by using other
automation tool of GUI operation, but is not common.)
- "reboot" command is not implemented in vpncmd command.
If you want to conduct administration with the limitations described
above, we recommend using VPN command management utility (vpncmd). For
more information on vpncmd, see 「2.6 VPN Command Line Management Utility (vpncmd)」 and 「Chapter 6 Command Line Management Utility Manual」.