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New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Hi,

I wanted to test AnyConnect on Windows 8

I got an error when "checking profiles updates".

When I put a xml profile file on C:\ProgramData\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client\Profile , I got an error "Failed to load preferences"

Has someone succeeded in connecting AnyConnect on Windows 8?

Is there an incompatibility? (and no workaround?)

Thanks,

Patrick

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New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Same question. My employer provides AnyConnect for VPN access. When running under Windows 8 consumer preview it appears to connect successfully but fails on the "checking updates" phase. Apparently no way to turn off the update checking. I was hoping this time would be different as far as a new windows version requiring a new series of hoop jumping to get Cisco client to work.

New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Found this on another blog post, so I won't take credit for it. Just put the following in a .REG file and import it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vpnva]

"DisplayName"="Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64"

New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

As an FYI, I had the 32 bit windows 8 enterprise and I modified this DisplayName key and removed the garbage characters before the Cisco... part and left off the x64 and was able to successfully connect afterward.

Very very odd that changing the display name string value would have this effect...

--Brian

Silver

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Which versions of anyconnect did you try?

There is also a new 3.1.x version out. I haven't yet tested any of them.

New Member

Re: AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Solution provided by you works for me using Windows 8 Pro

Open Regedit through the run command.

1) Browse to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vpnva]

2) Modify the value of the field "DisplayName" to "Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64"

3) Done the connection should work now.

New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Changing the adapter name worked like a champ.  Thanks!

New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Editing the registry worked for me, thanks for the post!  Ver 2.5.3055 x64

Cisco Employee

Re: AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

To utilize AnyConnect for VPN on Windows 8, please use 3.0MR8 or 3.1. No special workarounds are required for these versions.

Best Regards,

Pete Davis

AnyConnect Team

Cisco Systems, Inc.

ac-mobile-feedback@cisco.com

New Member

Re: AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Have 3.1.00495 loaded and it does not work with Win8.  Getting many complaints, just telling them it's not supported yet.  So what is the deal?  Sorry - when it gets to me, it's just whining without details.  If I get an error message or something more than "Tried it, doesn't work", I'll update.

Cisco Employee

Re: AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

What is the specific problem you are experiencing? Please mail us the details at ac-mobile-feedback@cisco.com so that we can assist in resolving your problem.

New Member

Re: AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

It's 5PM here and the Help Desk people just bailed out of the building, so I bookmarked this thread and will attempt to get details in the morning.  Thanks for the quick response.

Silver

Re: AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Hi ckelly

We also have now a few Windows 8 clients (around a hand full) and also released that AnyConnect Version to them (by download from a specific website). For them it's so far working fine, no more error messages.

New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Can you please provide the link to download Anyconnect for Win8.  Thx

New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Use the latest version? lol, I can't even get it!

I bought a ISA570W IPS 6 months ago that came with version 2.5. I tried to download the latest version from Cisco site and it required the serial number of my unit. Provided it and didn't work so called Cisco who told me that I have to have ANOTHER support contract in order to recieve the download. Thats a disgusting attitude. I payed for this unit and now might as well bif it away because I cannot even get Cisco's own VPN software which is the only one that will work for VPNing into this unit! Ripoff!

If anyone could provide me a link to where I could get this softwarte somewhere else would be helpfull...please...

Actually I don't understand why Cisco insists that this download be protected. I mean what else could you use this software for other than VPNing to a cisco device?..sheesh.

New Member

Re: AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Since this is the f o o t b a l l season, I call Illegal motion by the Help Desk.  There is no problem and 3.1 apparently does work with Win 8.  The error I received this morning was that the VPN client wont start from a remote desktop session.  When I got that, I responded  "Yea, that's right."   I apologize for putting the keyboard in gear before all the details had been loaded up.  So I'm back to the one user out of many that can't get AnyConnect to work on his Win 7 laptop but won't bring the machine in to have it re-imaged or leave it with me to do detailed debugging.    Ya'll have a great day and thanks.

New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Patrick Sheehan post helped me restore operability. Thanks Patrick.

Charles Morris

New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Charles,

What version of AnyConnect are you using?  I have 3.1.00495 and still cannot get it to work.

Thanks!

Cisco Employee

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

We recommend 3.1MR1 or 3.0MR10. If it is failing with a Host Scan error, this is because your head-end Host Scan is out of date. If it's failing with a different error, please email us a DART (Diagnostics bundle) at ac-mobile-feedback@cisco.com and we will be glad to investigate for you.

Cisco Employee

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

3.0MR10 and 3.1MR1 are both available for download from www.cisco.com/go/anyconnect by clicking Software Download. To access the SW, you must have Cisco support (SMARTnet). Your IT department should have access to the software for you.

Silver

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Hi Peter

Could you please use the 3.0.xxxxx and 3.1.xxxxx numbering system instead of MRxx? At least I as a customer only see the long version numbering on the download portal and have nowhere a reference to which version you are actually referencing.

Thanks

New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Can I get a link to download  3.0MR8 or 3.1????

New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

I am using 2.5 with Windows 8 64 and it works fine after the registry editing that I posted above.

New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

I got the link, what is the file name?

Cisco Employee

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

For pre-install:

3.1MR1 is: anyconnect-win-3.1.01065-pre-deploy-k9.iso

3.0MR10 is: anyconnect-win-3.0.10057-pre-deploy-k9.iso

New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Can you please send me the link aswell.

New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Can you please send me the link too? I use Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client version 3.0.2052 and it worked fine on Windows 7 32 bit. I just updated to Windows 8 ENT 32 bit. Now it does not work. Hostscan error occurs always when to connect.

Thank you.

Cisco Employee

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Your admin will need to correct this by updating the Host Scan version on the head-end.  At the same time, they should update the head-end version 3.1MR1 (3.1MR2 should be out soon too, as well as an updated 3.0MR). 

www.cisco.com/go/anyconnect

New Member

AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Had the same issue with version 3.0.08057 and resolved it by adding the following lines to the file

C:\ProgramData\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client\

AnyConnectLocalPolicy.XML - add it at the bottom, right above the last line "

"

        false       

       

            *..com

       

Still checking why that solved it, but thought it is worth the share...

Anonymous
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AnyConnect + Windows 8 ?

Try version 3.1.02026

For me it worked.

I was using old client. Then tried this solution proposed earlier.

1) Browse to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vpnva]

2) Modify the value of the field "DisplayName" to "Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64"

That didn't help, so I downloaded latest build and it worked. Mind you that I didn't unistall old client and didn't check if the registry key has been modified by new client.

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