I received the latest Windows 10 update today (May 2019 – Build 1903) and found that none of my existing VPN connections worked. When I try to connect to one of them, it just says “connecting” and eventually stops without producing an error.
I have not found a solution to this, but I have found a very easy workaround. This is by using a tool that has been in Windows Since at least Windows NT 4.0 Called rasphone.exe. I actually prefer the simple interface it provides.
How to get access to your existing VPN connecitons
- Create a new shortcut on your desktop to:
- Double click your new shortcut and you should get this interface:
- Try your VPN connection.
This will give you access to the traditional dial-up tool which seems to work perfectly. It’s quite clear that something in the update is blocking access to the credentials window appearing and therefore the connection never completes.
It seems strange to workaround an issue with the very latest version of Windows 10 by using a tool that has been around for over 20 years!