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OSX SSTP Gui Client

Wanting to share this with you guys as its just made my life a whole lot easier!

Zheng Shao over at has pieced together an application using the SSTP-Client open source software for OSX/Linux.

Being able to support OSX Mac clients with SSTP has been something I have struggled with for a long time but this solution works perfectly and is easier enough to use although still in developement.


See his post here:

The latest version of the client download link is listed and updated at the top of the page.


Something to note is that this client does not support EAP connections but does support MS-Chap-V2, so you will need to have that enabled to make the connection work.


Windows 8/8.1 .Net Framework Installation Issues

This is widely documented throughout the internet already, yet it still took me hours to get sorted so I thought I would share a few tips.

In my case I could not add .Net 3.5 from Add/Remote features within Windows itself, this failed.

The next step was to try using Dism.exe commands which also failed (This does work, I will explain why it did not work for me)

With my Installation I installed Windows 8 and then proceeded to run the upgrade to 8.1 from the Windows Store.

The installation of .Net 3.5 for Windows 8 & 8.1 are DIFFERENT which is not widely documented.

If you upgrade to 8.1 then you need to enable this feature with Dism.exe from a Windows 8.1 disc, your version 8 disc will not work.
Here is the code to do this: Dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:E:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

This is where E:\ is your CD Drive.


This code is the same for Windows 8 but you need to use a Windows 8 disc not 8.1

Alternatively I will post links to both the Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 .Net standalone installer, I used these to get .Net installed correctly.

Windows8 32/64bit .Net 3.5 Standalone:

Windows8.1 32/64bit .Net 3.5 Standalone:

Thanks to My Digital life forum for the 8.1 Link (

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