Windows 11 VPN not available

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Hi All


I have an issue with the VPN client on Windows 11, its been working fine till approx. 3 weeks ago when I noticed that I didn't have the VPN option in the pop up toaster, as seen below (Also notice I can't add it either) 


I then noticed that all my VPN connections weren't showing in the settings app


I also checked in the Network Connections / Control Panel and no sign of them either


I then removed all the connections using PowerShell since i wasn't able to see them thinking maybe their is some corruption and proceeded to re-add VPN's. I can go through the add VPN wizard and complete it, but then it doesn't shows any of the created VPNs from the wizzard in Win11 settings or the Network Connections / Control Panel area.


Checking with PowerShell and I can see the various VPN's i created



About my Computer


Hardware: HP ZBook Firefly G8 (14")


Windows Info

Edition Windows 11 Enterprise
Version 21H2
Installed on ‎30/‎10/‎21
OS build 22000.493
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.493.0


Device name CCL-NB-AndrewM
Processor 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz 2.80 GHz
Installed RAM 16.0 GB (15.5 GB usable)
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor


VPN Type I am using: SSTP


Updates: These are managed by our IT, I can remove them, below is current applied updates (I removed one I had been able to install which didn't change anything)




What i have done to troubleshoot

a) Removed all WAN Miniport (IKEv2, L2TP, PPOE, PPTP, SSTP) then performed search to find new hardware - Completed no issues

b) Performed DISM scan health -> No issues

b) Performed SFC /scannow - No issues

c) Tried creating a test vpn not specifying VPN type and using automatic - No change

e) Removed WireShark, OpenVPN

f) Performed a netsh process as per:


Looking for any other ideas that could help? 


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