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VPN client for windows vista 64-bit

Does anybody know what VPN client should I use for Windows vista 64-bit ? I tried VPN client 5.x and get an error. Thanks in advance for responding.


Re: VPN client for windows vista 64-bit


Currently there is no support for Cisco VPN client to runing on a 64bit machine that I am aware of. There are work around it such as emulating 32 bit windows OS through VMware and run Cisco vpn client off the Vmware 32bit.

The current solution is to use clientless vpn like SSL webvpn / Anyconnect vpn. That would required the RA server to implement SSL vpn on their firewalls if they are using PIX/ASA 7.x or above versions.

Look into this link SSL VPN/Web VPN sections.

About Anyconnect clients



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Re: VPN client for windows vista 64-bit


Thanks a lot!! I think I'd need to downgrade it to 32-bit.

Re: VPN client for windows vista 64-bit

You are very welcome.

This is another link confirming the no support for 64bit on Cisco vpn client.

VPN Client and Supportted platforms on Vista



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Re: VPN client for windows vista 64-bit

Most enterprise organization would prefer not to change the backend to accomodate a new OS. Why not port the existing code to x64? Is the development outsourced? Perhaps no source code?

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Re: VPN client for windows vista 64-bit

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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