Remote Desktop fails on OS X with AnyConnect

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Nov 20th, 2008
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I use AnyConnect 2.2 to setup a ssl-vpn connection from a Mac (OS X 10.5) to a Cisco ASA 5510.

The VPN connection seems to start correctly, but when I use Remote Desktop to connect to my Windows PC (Win XP SP2) at work, Remote Desktop freezes and is eventually disconnected even before displaying the whole PC login screen. Login to a Win 2003 server works.

Connection from the same Mac to the same Win XP SP2 PC through a SonicWall VPN (IpSec) works fine.

Any hints ?


Yves Forget

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yves_forget Fri, 11/21/2008 - 19:09
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Hi everybody,

After a lot of trial-and-error, we found that it worked on a Win XP SP3 workstation.

We upgraded all our faulty workstations from Win XP SP2 to Win XP SP3 and it works.

Hoping this information might save someone a week of trial-and-error, like what we went through...



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