Did make a .xml to Use "Start Before Logon" with AnyConnect under Vista.
SBL op TRUE!
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Administrator Guide
Configuring and Using AnyConnect Client Operating Modes and User Profiles &
Sample AnyConnect Profile and XML Schema
.xml is pushed to the SSL VPN Client (AnyConnect) PC
And can be found under
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client\Profile
C:\ProgramData\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client\Profile
For XP it works. But under Vista it doesn't
Under XP with a ctrl-alt-del the GUI for AnyConnect starts.
And I heard that under Vista there should be an extra icon on the right side of the logon screen.
But under the tested systems it doesn't appear...
These bugs I found for the standard VPN Client:
Bugs CSCse47544 en CSCsi35107
CSCse47544 Bug Details
Vista: VPN Client does not support Start Before Logon
Windows Vista no longer supports GINA technology that was used by VPN Client to implement Start Before Login functionality.
As a result, the Cisco VPN Client does not support Start Before Login functionality on Vista.
CSCsi35107 Bug Details
Vista: Start Before Login (SBL) not available
Unable to find the SBL configuration settings in the GUI.
Vista does not support the XP style GINA therefore SBL has been removed. This feature is not planned for the Cisco VPN Client.
Force Net Logon may be used to achieve similar (drive mapping, etc) functionality.
Did anyone get this working under VISTA with the AnyConnect Client??
Features in Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client, Release 2.2
Start Before Logon (SBL)-Allows for login scripts, password caching, drive mapping, and more, for Windows.
Since the user guide does not mention any value except 'vpngina' im assuming it should be the same. Just make sure your ASA/AnyConnect versions are compatiable as per the following matrix: