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VPN on Vista 64bit


In my enterprise, we migrate our computers XP to Vista 64bit.

Now, we have some problems to create a VPN with an ASA 5505.

In fact, on XP and Vista 32bit, the VPN connection works great.

I did some research on the web but I haven't found the solution. I saw i'm not alone to have this trouble.

Can you help me ?

Many Thanks.

/* Sorry for my bad english */


Re: VPN on Vista 64bit

The traditional IPSec client is not supported on x64 systems. You must use the AnyConnect client which requires SSLVPN licensing.

Hope that helps.

Re: VPN on Vista 64bit

you can also use VMs running a 32 bit OS with Cisco VPN - its a fair bit of extra work but can be used as a stop gap while you migrate to AnyConnect.



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Re: VPN on Vista 64bit

Hi Stephane,

Are you looking for a stand alone client or an enterprise solution? For both cases, you should look in to NCP engineering ( They have solutions that are compatible with several OS', including, Vista 64 bit.

Check out NCP Secure Entry Client or NCP Secure Enterprise Client. Additional information about both can be found here:

Hope this helps.

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Re: VPN on Vista 64bit

February 18, 2010
Due to popular demand, the Cisco VPN Client v5.0.7 open beta is now available!
In addition to serving as a general maintenance release, the Cisco VPN Client 5.0.7 beta is compatible with Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit environments. 
A 64-bit specific compatible image is available for installation on these platforms.

Please have communicate feedback (both positive and problems) to

Key Capabilities available for Beta Testing:
New Platform support – Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit platform compatibility
Software Access: (under 5.BETA)
Software is available for download by any customer with a SMARTnet™ enabled login.
Release Notes will be available next week via a link once the download image is selected.

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