IT 4 Offices

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Pro-Active Support

At IT 4 Offices we use a state of the art monitoring software to ensure your systems are running and kept running, preventing downtime where possible and ensuring you are in running your company using your IT systems effectively and not allowing your IT to prevent you working.

Pro-Active IT

IT Migration

Whenever a system change is required within a business, a migration process is used to ensure that important company and client data is kept secure and accessible.
Including: Cloud, Virtualisation or Mergers/Buyouts


Email Security

Are you fed up with adding senders to junk lists.   Many of our clients using our spam filters now have the time to work without interruption from constant adverts and unimportant spam emails, as well as having the peace of mind that they are protected by multi-layered virus protection.

Email Security

Network Design

IT 4 Offices have developed a solutions portfolio that enables the provision of full end-to-end infrastructure solutions.
This range enables us to provide our clients with both a tailored and integrated solution to their entire infrastructure networking needs.

Network Design

VPN - XP Home/Pro


Table of Contents

Setting Up Your VPN Connection
Initiating Your VPN Connection
Disconnecting Your VPN Connection




  • Windows XP is automatically eligible for use of VPN.
  • VPN Host name / Username / Password - Please contact us for these
  • Internet Connection (you will need to be connected to the Internet before establishing your VPN connection)

Setting Up Your VPN Connection

1. Click on Start, then select Programs then Accessories

accessories menu

2. Select Communications then New Connection Wizard

new connection

3. In the New Connection Wizard click Next


4. Select Connect to the Network at my workplace and click Next

connection type

5. Select Virtual Private Network connection and click Next


6. Enter Company Name VPN into the Company Name field and click Next

connection name

7. Refer to the VPN Information (that was emailed to you) for the VPN/PPTP Server name and enter that in the Host name or IP Address field. Click Next

enter vpn server information

8. Place a check in the box Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop and click Finish

wizard completed

9. Double-click the CompanyName VPN icon on the desktop

connection icon

10. Click the Properties button.


11. With the General tab selected, you can optionally have Windows dial your ISP before dialling the VPN. Only do this if you have an analog (or modem) dial-up connection.

vpn properties

12. Click the Security tab and place a check next to Advanced (custom settings) then click the Settings... button

advanced tab

13. At the top of the Advanced Security Settings window in the Data encryption: field, select Require encryption (disconnect if server declines) In the Logon security section, do the following:

1. Place a check next to Allow these protocols
2. Check Microsoft CHAP (MS-CHAP)
3. Check Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2)
4. Click OK

advanced settings

14. In the VPN Properties Window, click OK

Initiating Your VPN Connection

1. If you have an analog modem connection, make sure your Internet connection is active.
If you have the First connect option enabled, proceed to step 2.

2. Double click the VPN icon on your desktop

connection icon

3. Refer to the VPN Information that was emailed to you and proceed with the following:

1. Enter your Username in the User name: field
2. Enter your Password in the Password: field
3. Optional: Place a check in the save password box and select Me only
4. Click Connect

credentials entered

4. A dialog box should appear to show the username and password is being verified

5. There will be a small icon in the task tray near the clock showing the status of the vpn connection, the 2 small PC icons flash indicating network activity over the VPN.

Disconnecting Your VPN Connection

1. When you have finished your session, right click the VPN icon in the task bar

2. Select Disconnect

SMB IT Support

If you are a business owner/manager and would like to discuss outsourcing your IT support, give us a call and speak to one of our team

SMB IT Support   Ad-hoc Support

IT Supply

If you have a hardware or software requirement or have a project you would like to discuss, give our team a call

Hardware   Software   Hosting


At IT 4 Offices, we have formed strong relationships with industry recognised businesses to provide our clients with the best systems that they require to run their daily business tasks.

 HP Cisco
Draytek Synology

Contact Us

Call on 0333 332 6600

52 Halcyon Close
Essex. CM8 1GY

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