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RASDIAL


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Automates the connection process for any Microsoft client.


Syntax

RASDIAL connection_name [user_name [{password | *}]] [/callback:callback_number] [/domain:domain] [/phone:phone_number] [/phonebook:phonebook_path] [/prefixsuffix]

RASDIAL [connection_name] [/d[isconnect]]

Displays status of current connections:

RASDIAL


Parameters
connection_name (NTXP)
Required when connecting to a phonebook (.pbk) entry. Specifies an entry in the current .pbk file, located in the systemroot\System32\Ras folder. If the connection_name contains spaces or special characters, use quotation marks around the text.
The Rasphone.pbk file is used unless the Personal Phonebook option is selected. If the Personal Phonebook option is selected, the file UserName.pbk is used. The name is shown on the Rasphone title bar when Personal Phonebook/p is selected. Numbers are appended if name conflicts occur.
user_name [{password | *}] (NTXP)
Specifies a user_name and password with which to connect. If an asterisk is used, the user is prompted for the password, but the characters typed do not display.

Switches
/callback:callback_number (NTXP)
Substitutes the specified callback number for the entry's callback number in Rasphone.pbk.
/d[isconnect] (NTXP)
Required when disconnecting. Disconnects the specified entry.
/domain:domain (NTXP)
Specifies the domain in which the user account is located. If unspecified, the last value of the Domain field in the Connect To dialog box is used.
/phone:phone_number (NTXP)
Substitutes the specified phone number for the entry's phone number in Rasphone.pbk.
/phonebook:phonebook_path (NTXP)
Specifies the path to the phonebook file. The default is systemroot\System32\Ras\UserName.pbk. You can specify a full path to the file.
/prefixsuffix (NTXP)
Applies the current TAPI location dialing settings to the phone number. These settings are configured in Telephony, which is located in Control Panel. This option is turned off by default.

Related

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Notes

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Examples

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Errorlevels

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Availability
External
DOS
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Windows
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Windows NT
NTXP NT2003