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.
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.
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
It worked for me -- perfectly well on Windows 8 64 bit. VPN Client Version "5.0.07.0440"
I used regedit and went to
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!
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
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.
I did not have "transparent tunneling" checked, but go ahead and try.