I am running Windows 7 professional. The problem is as follows. I need to connect to work through a VPN. While this VPN is active, I want to be able to visit websites and do things that do not run through the VPN. The VPN client is the one provided with Windows 7 that you get to when you go to create a network connection, and select a VPN connection. Since the VPN soaks up all network traffic that occurs while it is activated, this presents a problem. My proposed solution was to use a pair of user profiles. One for the tasks that use the VPN, one for everything else. I would then switch between the two, but leave them both logged in. I noticed however that when I switched away from the user that is hooked up to the VPN, the VPN would drop the connection. Is there any way to get the user with the VPN running to maintain connection to the VPN while it is locked, and another user is active? Is there perhaps a better way of doing this that does not require the use of a pair of user profiles at all?