JSI Tip 5261. When you create a dial-up connection, you receive a 'Connection to <number> is not a valid name' error?

When you attempt to create a new dial-up connection, you receive:

Connection to <number> is not a valid name

The entry must contain at least one character that is not a space and does not begin with a period.

Choose a different name.

NOTE: <number> is the telephone number that you typed.

If you upgraded from a previous operating system, and the RRAS components were NOT properly installed, you will experience this behavior.

To fix the problem, perform and in-place upgrade:

How do I perform an in-place upgrade of Windows 2000?

How do I perform an in-place upgrade of Windows XP?.

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