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Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8

Sep 8, 2012 3:03 AM

Steven Williams 3,266 posts since
Jan 26, 2009

Anyone running Windows 8 out there with the latest Cisco VPN client? Same house, same local network, I can vpn to my ASA at work with Windows 7 just fine and access everything I need. Windows 8, I can connect to the ASA, but can't access anything on the remote network. Any thoughts? 

  • Jared 5,498 posts since
    Jul 27, 2008
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    2. Sep 8, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to Steven Williams)
    Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8

    So have you tried both the traditional VPN ipsec client and anyconnect?  Do you get the same results with each client?

     

    Do either clients state that they are even supported on Windows 8?

  • Darren Guse 598 posts since
    Jun 24, 2008
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    4. Sep 10, 2012 9:44 AM (in response to Steven Williams)
    Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8

    Cisco does not support Windows 8 with any VPN client at this time. I would recommend contacting Cisco to find out if they have a roadmap in place.

  • Youbrown 1 posts since
    Jan 12, 2010
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    6. Sep 30, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to Steven Williams)
    Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8

    Hi! Here is a workaround found in internet, and it worked fine for me :

     

    Just to update, the legacy Cisco VPN client (5.0.07.0440 for x64, 5.0.07.0410 for x86) is working for some people. You need to apply a small workaround as explained below –
     
    ·    Open Registry editor by typingregedit in Run prompt
    ·    Browse to the Registry Key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\CVirtA
    ·    Select the DisplayName to modify, and remove the leading characters from the value data upto "%;" i.e.

     


    o    For x86, change the value data from something like "@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter” to "Cisco Systems VPN Adapter”


    o    For x64, change the value data from something like "@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows” to "Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows”
    ·    Try connecting again

  • Fakher 1 posts since
    Dec 17, 2012
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    7. Dec 17, 2012 5:13 PM (in response to Steven Williams)
    Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8

    It worked for me -- perfectly well on Windows 8 64 bit. VPN Client Version "5.0.07.0440"

     

    I used regedit and went to

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\CVirtA.

    Changed "DisplayName" from

    "@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows" to "Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows", as suggested by "Youbrown".

    I worked right the first time.

     

    Thanks for the workaround!

  • shaun 1 posts since
    Mar 13, 2013
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    8. Mar 13, 2013 9:43 AM (in response to Fakher)
    Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8

    Thanks for the info on this. I just wanted to add that when I installed the .0440 client on Win 8 Pro x64 - no changes were needed in the registry.

  • Christian 1 posts since
    Oct 17, 2012
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    9. Mar 18, 2013 3:02 AM (in response to Fakher)
    Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8

    Confirmed. Modifying the registry as suggested above worked fine. Thanks

  • Rosales1427 1 posts since
    Oct 4, 2010
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    10. Mar 27, 2013 11:37 AM (in response to Steven Williams)
    Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8

    I am using a HP Envy x2 tablet/computer running a 32bit OS and this worked for me. I image this will work the same for regular tablet that do not come with keyboards you just have to be able to boot into the BIOS and turn of a feature.

     

    Install the Cisco VPN client as you would any other program.

     

    Next restart the computer and hit ESC to get a boot menu and log into the BIOS

     

    In the BIOS go to Sytem Configuration > Boot Options > and Disable Secure Boot

     

    Hit F10 to save and exit and once the tablet is back on start an elivated command prompt and type in regedit

     

    In the registry go to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CvirtA and locate the Display name.

     

    For Windows 8 64bit (x64) operating systems, change the value data to Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows

     

    Change the Display name to Cisco Systems VPN Adapter

     

    Now login to the VPN

  • Fmnetwork 3 posts since
    May 14, 2013
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    11. May 14, 2013 7:17 AM (in response to Rosales1427)
    Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8

    HI All,

     

    I have windows 8 64 bit Dell latitude 6430u

    I am able to connect VPN  client version 5.0.07.0440 for x64 but I am unable to take RDP

    I have check the registry and display name is "Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows"

     

    kindly suggest

  • Fmnetwork 3 posts since
    May 14, 2013
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    12. May 14, 2013 11:14 PM (in response to Fmnetwork)
    Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8

    HI All,

     

    Request you to to kindly suggest

  • Matt 2 posts since
    Jul 10, 2013
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    13. Jul 10, 2013 6:00 PM (in response to Steven Williams)
    Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8

    I signed up just to post this extra step, because I could not find it anywhere on the net. I mean seriously.. Cmon cisco.

    For those of you that have done the registry fix and you can get connected to VPN but not to any internal private network resources such as remote desktop when using windows 8 and connecting to a windows 7 machine.

     

    Be sure to do the registry hack first if not done already.

    You may not need to though, if the string was correctly set in the registry.

     

    1) Disconnect from the VPN server if connected.

    2) Click "Modify" icon in the VPN client for the connection you're having issues with.

    3) Check to be sure that IPSEC over UDP\PAT is enabled.

    4) Connect again to your VPN server, and then try to remote desktop again.

     

    Good luck..!

     

    I did not have "transparent tunneling" checked, but go ahead and try.

  • Kai 1 posts since
    Mar 27, 2013
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    14. Jul 30, 2013 1:21 PM (in response to Matt)
    Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8

    Matt,

    Thank you very much for your posting.

     

    I followed your steps, and it still doesn't work.

    My Dell laptop is running Windows 8 x64, and the VPN client is 5.0.07.0440.

    The moment I got a token from the remote staff and typed it into the VPN client, my wireless connection is lost. Any idea why?

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