Cisco VPN client in not working on Windows 8.1.......

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I upgraded to Windows 81. from Windows 8 . But after upgradation Cisco VPN client stop working.

when i try to connect foolowing error shown


Secure VPN Connection terminated locally by the Client.

Reason 440: Driver Failure.


i check the network connection. I found Cisco VPN client apdapet is there.


I uninstall Cisco VPN client and then reinstalled it but the issue remains.


If someone has the solution to this problem kindly reply


Regards,

Zohaib

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Karsten Iwen about 3 years 9 months ago

The legacy VPN-client is not supported under Windows 8.1 and as the client is EOL anounced, it probably will never be supported. You have a couple of options:


  1. There are some reports on the internet where some people got it working. If you go that way you are still running an unsupported scenario.
  2. Go the Cisco-way and change to AnyConnect. For that your VPN-gateway needs a nearly complete new VPN-config. But in the long term, that's the way to go.
  3. Use an alternate client like the one from shrew-soft: https://www.shrew.net/software



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Karsten Iwen Wed, 11/06/2013 - 00:43
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The legacy VPN-client is not supported under Windows 8.1 and as the client is EOL anounced, it probably will never be supported. You have a couple of options:


  1. There are some reports on the internet where some people got it working. If you go that way you are still running an unsupported scenario.
  2. Go the Cisco-way and change to AnyConnect. For that your VPN-gateway needs a nearly complete new VPN-config. But in the long term, that's the way to go.
  3. Use an alternate client like the one from shrew-soft: https://www.shrew.net/software



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Zohaib Khan Wed, 11/06/2013 - 01:11
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thanks for yor reply

Cisco Anyconnect is not using IPsec its i need SSl certificate. we become expensive for 50 user..still need a solution.

Karsten Iwen Wed, 11/06/2013 - 01:15
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AnyConnect can use IPsec with IKEv2, which is the "actual" way of doing IPsec. About the certificates: There are CAs with free or low priced certificates available. I got mine from startssl.com. Class1 with one year lifetime is free, Class2 with two years lifetime is $59 or $118, depending if you only need your own identity or your company verified.


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Zohaib Khan Wed, 11/06/2013 - 01:55
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Cant use Anyconnect..... have to search some way to make client compatible with  windows 8.1

by the way thnx for your replies

Wil Jepsen Sat, 01/18/2014 - 08:59
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check your event viewer/System log.   You may see some entries stating that

"The Cisco Systems Inc. IPSec Driver failed to start due to the following error: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file."


disable digital signatures (NOT recommended) and cisco works fine


I guess Cisco has already killed this program if they aren't even getting it certified.  Too bad my company just purchased our ASA.  Guess we will throw it away and find someone with supported software.

benningtonr Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:55
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I have gotten this to work every time using these directions. 

 

Install dneupdate64.msi
install vpnclient-winx64-msi-5.0.07.0440-k9.exe

locate and run Cisco VPN Client

enter your connection information

Ramkumar P Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:59
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I had the same problem too, using Cisco VPN client ver 5.0.01.0600 fixed the issue!

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