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Overview

Microsoft Windows 8.1 introduced Junos Pulse client as part of the Windows operating system. (Microsoft calls this an “in-box” application.) The Windows in-box Pulse client appears as a VPN Provider network option within Windows 8.1 and later endpoints, including Windows RT endpoints. The user can establish a Layer 3 VPN connection to Junos Pulse Secure Access Service. You can create, manage, and remove Pulse VPN connections on the Windows endpoint through Windows PowerShell scripts. The user can also create connections manually on the endpoint. The Windows in-box Pulse client provides a subset of the features that are available through the Junos Pulse for Windows client.

Setup

The Windows in-box Pulse client uses Windows operating system dialogs. In addition, there is no user assistance provided with the Windows in-box Pulse client. Pulse connections appear as Windows network connections.
Users can create, manage, and delete Pulse connections by using PC Settings > Networks to create VPN connections. Pulse connections appear as VPN connections in the Networks list.

1. Go to PC Settings > Network

2. Click Connections

3. Under VPN click "Add new VPN connection"

4. Click VPN provider and choose "Juniper Network Junos Pulse"

5. Type connection name - e.g Tufts VPN

6. Type server name - vpn.tufts.edu

7. Save connection.

After the user saves the new connection, it appears in the Networks list as shown in. The user can click the connection to initiate a VPN connection.

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