In case your company is like mine and has an older version of Cisco AnyConnect and you’re having trouble establishing a connection on Windows 8.x, you might try the following:
Cisco VPN in Windows 8.x
If you install and run the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client in Windows 8.x, you might receive the following error:
The VPN client driver has encountered an error.
Unable to establish VPN.
To fix the Cisco VPN Client v2.4.1012 on Windows 8.x:
- Open regedit and drill down to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vpnva
- Modify ‘DisplayName’ and remove all the ‘junk’ (probably something like @oem22.inf,%vpnva_Desc%;) in front of ‘Cisco’. The final value should read: ‘Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64’
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