I hope someone can help me understand the VPN Client/AnyConnect client situation. I have a Windows 7 64 OS. I have several (5+) clients that use various versions of the Cicso VPN (I don’t know what version, and really don’t care; as long as it works). I had absolutely no trouble with the XP based client. One of my clients just gave me the AnyConnect client (apparently the only Cisco client that will work with 64bit Windows 7). I seem to have no luck configuring (pcf files), or connecting to any of my client with this version. Am I missing something? Where to the pcf files come into play? So far, this has been a pretty frustrating experience.
Usually, the AnyConnect client gets the profile information at connection-time from the ASA. You enter your VPN gateway address or dns name, click connect, and it will prompt you for login crendentials. Once you enter those, the ASA will send down the tunnel group, acls, and other parameters. The old ".pcf" format only applies to the legacy IPSEC clients.
The "anyconnect" client profile is basically an XML file containing servers to connect to and client features to enable/disable. You can read about that here: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/vpn_client/anyconnect/anyconnect24/administration/guide/ac03features.html#wp1064149
The Anyconnect is the only supported 64 bit client from Cisco that I know of. The VPN server is important because the 3000 line does not support 64 bit clients. The ASA 55xx line supports 64 bit IPSec and SSL type connections.