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Cisco VPN Client running on a Windows 7 x64 client

I am having problems with the Cisco VPN Client software version installed on a Windows 7 x64 Client.

When attempting to connect through the VPN client I am being prompted with the following error:

"The system cannot find the path specified.

Cisco Systems VPN Client Version

Copyright (C) 1998-2010 Cisco Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Client Type(s): Windows, WinNT

Running on: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1

Config file directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\

Initializing the VPN connection.

Contacting the gateway at ***.**.***.**

Authenticating user.

Negotiating security policies.

Securing communication channel.

Secure VPN Connection terminated by Peer.

Reason: Firewall Policy Mismatch.


The client did not match the firewall policy configured on the central site VPN

device.  Cisco Systems Integrated Client Firewall should be enabled or installed

on your computer.

    Connection failed

    See error message above

Press any key to continue . . ."

The backend infrastructure used is a Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator which has a Cisco PIX 525 Firewall.

When the Firewall is disabled, the connection is made with no errors. But obviously, this is not good practice.

The problem seems to lie with the Local Client Firewall?

Can anybody help or offer any advice?


Re: Cisco VPN Client running on a Windows 7 x64 clie


Do you have the Windows firewall running or shut off?  The Windows Firewall will mess with the VPN client.  I am currently running Windows 7 64-bit and the same version of client.  Have you tried to uninstall and reinstall the client after the Windows firewall has been shut down.



Thanks and Cheers! Kimberly Please remember to rate helpful posts.