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VPN Client AutoUpdate

Hi,

I am testing the VPN Client AutoUpdate functionality on an ASA5520. So far its not very "Automatic".

I have configured a webserver with the latest Windows Client (vpnclient-win-msi-4.8.01.0300-k9.exe), i have enabled AutoUpdates on the ASA.

On a test PC i have installed version 4.6.04.

When the client PC creates the tunnel i am notified that a new version is available and prompted to click "Launch". Im then prompted to save\run a the install file, so i click run. Then im prompted unzip and run it, then select language, and finally im greeted with an error that says i must restart the uninstall as the VPNGui is open.

My question is, has anyone managed to get this feature to work in an Automatic (unattended) way? If so how?

If its not possible then please let me know, as i can move on to testing other areas.

Thanks in advance

Andy

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Re: VPN Client AutoUpdate

Have you found the solution. It seems there is a lack of documentation on this subject for the ASA and 4.8 clients. Even after reading the docs I have not found a smooth way to install. Thanks.

at
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Re: VPN Client AutoUpdate

did you successfully (unattended) work with vpn client autoupdate ?

regards

alex

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Re: VPN Client AutoUpdate

Im afraid not.

As this feature wasnt vital to the rollout i left it out. I might try again when a new client version is released.

Cheers

Andy

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Re: VPN Client AutoUpdate

Hello,

i have solved the problem;

The Autoupdate is not really unattended but if you instruct the vpn client user it should run without problems - i have tested it;

The download of the vpn-client file was not very fast (20 Minutes with 10 MBit Connection)

Look at the directory :

C:\program files\cisco systems\vpn client\updates

Here you can see the files which the client will download from the webserver !!!

Read also the worddoc I attached !!

1.you should create a directory on the web server for example

\vpnclient\update

2. you should download the zipfile from cisco and decompress the file to the directory \vpnclient\update

with the following files :

binary_config.ini

sig.dat

vpnclient-win-is-4.8.02.0010-k9.exe

vpnclient-win-msi-4.8.02.0010-k9.exe

option:

if you did want that the client must update

create a file called

new_update_config.ini with this lines

[Update]

Version=1

[Autoupdate]

Required=1

3. you should config the asa with the necessary autoupdate commands (look at 3.2 in the worddo)

4. After the vpn-client connect the client will see a screen with the Update Info

5. The VPN-Client User can select "Install Now" "Install Later" or "Do not Install" (If Required Field = 0)

Look at 4.3 of the worddoc.

6. Insallation may be reboots the client machine

We have also tested to update a new profile - that runs very well

regards

Alex

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