Endpoint Services, MECM, Secure Client Start Before Login


For mobile Windows devices, deploy the 'Secure Client Start Before Login'. In combination with the 'Secure Client AnyConnect VPN', this allows off-campus first-time users to log into a mobile device with their campus credentials.


Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM)

Intended Audience

University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging MECM, hosted by Technology Services' Endpoint Services team

Deploy and use the 'Secure Client Start Before Login'

  • Deploy the 'Secure Client Start Before Login - Latest' application to the respective collection - located at '\Software Library\Overview\Application Management\Applications\MANAGED APPLICATIONS\VPN\Modules'
    • Ensure the 'Secure Client AnyConnect VPN - Latest' is deployed to the same collection

  • Once installed, refer to the steps below for a walk-through of the end-user's experience
    • In the bottom right of the login screen, select the icon that looks like two stacked monitors.:
      • In the bottom right of the login screen, select the icon that looks like two stacked monitors.

    • When prompted, enter vpn.illinois.edu/login and click ‘Connect’
      • Enter VPN server and select connect

    • Once prompted, input your UofI credentials
      • Login to campus VPN

      • Login to campus VPN

    • Once connected, return to the login window and select ‘Other user’. Login with your UofI credentials
      • Login with UOFI credentials at main login window

    • Future logins will have a fourth VPN profile named '4 Computer Login' that can be selected to simplify the VPN connection process at the Windows login screen.
      • VPN profile for computer logins

Contact the EPS team

KeywordsEPS TechS-EPS-SCCM MECM VPN "start before login" "sbl" "anyconnect"   Doc ID131483
OwnerEPS Distribution ListGroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2023-09-17 19:28:02Updated2024-03-25 14:21:50
SitesUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
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