A CMS file is a data file that contains profile information used by Microsoft Windows Connection Manager. It lets remote users connect to a network using this profile information. Information stored inside a CMS file includes data about user’s operating system and permissions that is used to establish a connection between a remote user and the network. CMS administrators use the Connection Manager Administrator Kit (CMAK) to generate CMS files.
CMS File Format - More Information
CMS files are not found commonly on user machines. Since these are used specifically to allow remote users to a network, you will find these on computers that are used to connect to a company network or some specific purpose-build office. In most cases, it is used to connect to an organizational network such as Virtual Private Network (VPN) that is dedicated to a company only. Being a network administrator, you will set up access to such a network with Connection Manager for allowing him to access the company network from a remote locaiton.
What’s insdie CMS?
A CMS profile file is created using Connection Manager and is packaged with other configuration files before being provided to remote user. These additional files may include a CMP and and an INF file that are packaged alongside in an EXE file. This complete package is provided to the remote user for connecting to the network.