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Always have VPN connection problems after sleeping or hibernating

Always have VPN connection problems after sleeping or hibernating


Probably the single most common complaint about Windows 10 Always On VPN is that device tunneling or user tunnel VPN connections fail to reconnect automatically after the laptop wakes up from sleep or hibernation. You will find many complaining about this issue and discussing different attempts to solve it in Microsoft forums. And while Microsoft has released several fixes in the past few years to improve connection reliability for Always On VPN, this one seems to continue to hit it. This problem is also prevalent with DirectAccess distributions.

The fix or the solution?

Unfortunately, I don’t have a specific fix or workaround to share that would magically solve this persistent problem. However, there are a few Group Policy settings that may prove effective in some cases.

Connected standby settings

To help address issues with VPN connections failing always after sleep or hibernation, open the Group Policy Management console and go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Power Management > Sleep Settings and enable the following settings.

  • Allow network connection during online standby (connected)
  • Allow network connection during online standby (on battery)

additional information

Having issues with Always On VPN to automatically reconnect after sleep or hibernation? Did you find an effective solution? Share your experience in the comments below!

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Posted in Always On VPN, AOVPN, Device Tunneling, Direct Access, Enterprise, Enterprise Mobility, Mobility, Remote Access, User Tunnel, VPN, Windows 10 Tagged Always On VPN, Connected Standby, Device Tunneling, Direct Access, Enterprise Mobility, GPMC , group policy, hibernate, microsoft, nav, sleep, standby, user tunnel, VPN, wake up from hibernate, wake from sleep, windows, windows 10

Posted by Richard M. Hicks on August 10, 2020

Always On VPN Connection Issues After Sleep or Hibernate

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