Set up L2TP/IPSec PSK on Surface RT

Surface RT stock imageAt this time, Microsoft’s Surface RT has a very limited GUI for editing VPN parameters. For example, there’s no input field for a pre-shared key commonly used with L2TP/IPSec VPN type. Since there’s limited information for setting up more advanced VPN connections on Surface RT, I figured I would post these simple steps.

  1. Use Windows 8 powershell vpn cmdlet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj613766.aspx
  2. Open up Powershell
  3. Example:Add-VpnConnection –Name “My VPN” –ServerAddress vpn.mydomain.com –TunnelType L2tp –L2tpPsk 5E2BBC9D423B50A2 –RememberCredential 1 –SplitTunneling 1
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