VPN client error 56 on Vista Business

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May 10th, 2008

i installed multiple times with different versions of VPN client on my vista business (IBM x61). i keep having problem to start the vpn client. sometime i can, sometimes i cannot.

error 56.

I have this problem too.
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JORGE RODRIGUEZ Sat, 05/10/2008 - 20:27

you may want to do a search on main forum or google on error 56 to find a solid fix for issue, I have seen this report like yours mostly in systems runing vista OS so it seems the common denominator may not be cisco vpn client but vista itself, I would suggest to goodle this error and see what other have done to get by.

here is one thread found in google

http://www.lamnk.com/blog/vpn/error-56-the-cisco-systems-inc-vpn-service-has-not-been-started/

Fernando Patzlaff Tue, 07/20/2010 - 12:01

A coleague found this script to recreate the service and solve this problem. The VPN Client worked fine after run this script.

createservice.bat

@echo off
echo *********************************
echo  Installing Cisco VPN Service
echo *********************************

sc stop cvpnd
sc delete cvpnd
sc create cvpnd binPath= "%PROGRAMFILES%\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe" start= auto DisplayName= "Cisco VPN Service" depend= DNE
sc start cvpnd

manish arora Tue, 07/20/2010 - 16:19

I have multiple issues with Cisco client and Vista os , i have contacted cisco TAC and Microsoft. Then saw the blame game among the industry leaders and had no help. since then i have been using the free ware vpn client ( compatible with cisco and understands pcf files as well ) . try using shrewsoft vpn client from shrew.net. It also works perfectly with vista/ win7 64 bit edition.

hope it helps

manish

Paolo Bevilacqua Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:47
  1. Revise all network connections, even unused ones, to make sure sharing is disabled
  2. In services administration, make sure "Internet Connection Sharing" is set to manual.
  3. Restart PC

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