I am currently running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and Cisco VPN client 5.0.07.0240. I am able to connect to my corporate network and work ok however connecting is a very long process!
Connecting in terms of time is broken down as follows:
Opening VPN client program: 70 seconds.
Click connect and wait for user credentials dialogue box: 30 seconds.
Enter credentials and click ok then "Authenticating user": 90 seconds.
"Negotiating Security Policies": 60 seconds.
User Credentials box re-appears, re-enter credentials as dialogue box is empty and click ok: 90 seconds.
"Authenticating User" and then connection establised: 120 seconds.
I have a colleague running 64 bit Windows 7 (ultimate edition) who is using the same version and doesn't have these issues!
Any ideas anyone?!?
Gary, thanks for the update. So disabling the firewall and restarting the vpn service did not help . Could you please try and install the version 5.0.07.0290 ?
Before you do that I would like to know if you are importing the .pcf files for the VPN Client. If yes, please try and recreate a .pcf file on the PC and then try and use that file to connect. Also I see that the existing .pcf file you are using is a read-only file. Could you change that and give write permissions to the file and try connecting. If thess two steps do not help then lets install the version 5.0.07.0290.