Is it possible to create "network conneciton" on windows system?

Larry Bates larry.bates at`
Tue Jul 15 04:17:40 CEST 2008

Evan wrote:
> On Jul 15, 6:22 am, Larry Bates < at`> wrote:
>> Evan wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> one of my PC is window system, and in "control panel ->Network
>>> Connections", I can see somenetworkconnectionssuch as PPPOE or VPN
>>> which I created by click "create a new connection".
>>> My question is, is it possible to create a new connection by using
>>> Python script? which means I do not want to use Window UI (via
>>> "control panel"),  if it is possible, I can save so many time to
>>> create variousnetworkconnection when I want to do testing in the
>>> lab.
>>> Thanks very much.
>>> Evan
>> It is very likely that it is possible to do this.  Most control panel
>> applications store the results of their GUI setup in the registry.  If you can
>> determine what registry keys have been added/changed.  Here is an open source
>> registry compare utility that might help:
>> You can then use the _winreg module to make such changes on a new machine.
>> HTH,
>> Larry
> Thanks Larry,
> The thing is, if I change the registry, I have to reboot the PC for
> applying new configuration of system. Any idea to apply the changing
> without reboot after modify registry?
> Thanks,

Not necessarily.  You can change the registry on-the-fly and any programs that 
aren't running at the time will pick up the changes when they are run.  If you 
can "Create a new connection" and have it work without rebooting, you can do it 
via the registry/Python in exactly the same way.


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