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    Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8

    Steven Williams

      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? 

        • 1. Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8
          Steven Williams

          I switched to anyconnet to see if I can get some better results and I get prompted for username and password, then it connects, then I get this message:

           

          Failed to get configuration from secure gateway. Contact your system administrator.

          • 2. Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8
            Jared

            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?

            • 3. Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8
              Steven Williams

              Traditional VPN client connects me and then I can't get to any remote resources, but I stay connected. Anyconnect prompts me for username, password then I get the Failed to get configuration from secure gateway error. I have seen posts about people using the Anyconnect 3.0.xxxx with windows 8 and nothing on my problem, just a problem with the way the adpater is listed in the registry.

              • 4. Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8
                Darren Guse

                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.

                • 5. Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8
                  Steven Williams

                  Darren Guse wrote:

                   

                  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.

                   

                  New Version of Anyconnect just released August 9th works with Windows 8 x64. Version 3.1.00495. Cisco must have read my mind!  Awesome I can keep my Windows 8 laptop now.

                  • 6. Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8
                    Youbrown

                    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

                    • 7. Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8
                      Fakher

                      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!

                      • 8. Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8
                        shaun

                        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.

                        • 9. Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8
                          Christian

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

                          • 10. Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8
                            Rosales1427

                            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

                            • 11. Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8
                              Fmnetwork

                              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

                              • 12. Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8
                                Fmnetwork

                                HI All,

                                 

                                Request you to to kindly suggest

                                • 13. Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8
                                  Matt

                                  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.

                                  • 14. Re: Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8
                                    Kai

                                    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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