Windows Vista 64 Bit VPN Client

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Mar 31st, 2008

I navigated the Cisco Website (http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/windows) to find a 64 bit version of the Cisco VPN client and was unable to identify if there was one.

What software can be used to connect on a Windows Vista client to obtain Remote Access?

I have this problem too.
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Correct Answer by i-kendall about 8 years 8 months ago

There isn't one - quote from the VPN client FAQ

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2308/products_qanda_item09186a00801c2dbe.shtml

Q. Does Cisco provide a VPN Client for Windows Vista?

A. At the time of writing (June 2007) Version 5 of the VPN Client is available for 32-bit Windows Vista. Support for 64-bit Windows Vista is not available at this time.

I believe this is still the case.

Regards,

Iain

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i-kendall Mon, 03/31/2008 - 14:03

There isn't one - quote from the VPN client FAQ

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2308/products_qanda_item09186a00801c2dbe.shtml

Q. Does Cisco provide a VPN Client for Windows Vista?

A. At the time of writing (June 2007) Version 5 of the VPN Client is available for 32-bit Windows Vista. Support for 64-bit Windows Vista is not available at this time.

I believe this is still the case.

Regards,

Iain

i-kendall Mon, 03/31/2008 - 23:21

I don't know, it is a bit of an odd one. There is a client that works on 64 bit Linux, and the Anyconnect client does work on 64bit Vista, but this is only for SSL VPN, not IPSec. There is a bug track for this

CSCsi26069 unity vista: error 1721 when installing client on vista 64bit

I think that if you register to be updated on this bug, then you should be informed when it is resolved. Shame it is not better news, but I am sure there is pressure to fix this.

Regards,

Iain

Phillip Remaker Fri, 02/19/2010 - 11:28

February 18, 2010
Due to popular demand, the Cisco VPN Client v5.0.7 open beta is now available!
In addition to serving as a general maintenance release, the Cisco VPN Client 5.0.7 beta is compatible with Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit environments. 
A 64-bit specific compatible image is available for installation on these platforms.

Please have communicate feedback (both positive and problems) to [email protected].

Key Capabilities available for Beta Testing:
New Platform support – Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit platform compatibility
Software Access: http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/go/Redirect.x?mdfid=281940730 (under 5.BETA)
Software is available for download by any customer with a Cisco.com SMARTnet™ enabled login.
Release Notes will be available next week via a link once the download image is selected.

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