Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit VPN To Work Network?

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Hi Guys, I just found the hard way that Cisco doesnt have 64 bit VPN Client. i googled a bit came up short.....every search was going towards install XP with Dual Boot and Use XP for work. I need your help in setting VPN using Vista's Network Setup. Start -> Connect To -> Setup a Connection or Network -> Connect to Work place -> Use My Internet Connection -> I give our VPN server and if try to connect after giving Company User Name & Password.....i am not able to connect to that VPN server.... Is there any way i can get some kind of log what went wrong in this connection... Please help me out..... Thanks in advance Prashant Pathak
ASKED: March 30, 2008  7:21 PM
UPDATED: May 12, 2010  3:58 PM

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Cisco’s Version 5 of the VPN Client is available for 32-bit Windows Vista. Support for 64-bit Windows Vista is not available at this time. This client and release notes can be obtained from the Software Center (registered customers only) . <b>BUT:</b>

The Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client is now available for the Windows Operating Systems, which includes Vista 32 and 64-bit. The AnyConnect client supports SSL and DTLS. It does not support IPSec at this time. Additionally, AnyConnect is available only for use with a Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance that runs version 8.0(2) or later. The client can also be used in weblaunch mode with IOS appliances running version 12.4(15)T. VPN 3000 is not supported.

The Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client and ASA 8.0 can be obtained from the Software Center (registered customers only) . Refer to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Release Notes for more information on the AnyConnect Client. Refer to the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances Release Notes for more information on ASA 8.0.

Note: If you do not have a valid service contract associated with your Cisco.com profile you cannot log in and download the AnyConnect VPN Client or ASA software. See Download VPN Client Software for more information.

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  • VPNHaus
    Not sure if your still looking for help, but I found post by Joe Harris (author of Cisco Network Security, Little Black Book), that might help. As you found out Cisco isn't planning on supporting 64-bit Windows Vista, but he does makes the recommendation of NCPs VPN secure entry client. Check out joe’s blog: http://tinyurl.com/5nb7ba September 12th, 2008 • Related • Filed Under Filed Under: Security You may have noticed that the Cisco IPSec VPN Client does not currently support 64-bit Operating Systems nor will it. If you have a need for an IPSec Client that does have 64-bit OS support, NCP Secure Communications has a Universal VPN Client that is 64 Bit compatible and will even import/convert your existing .pcf profiles for a seemless migration to a 64-bit client. More information regarding their products can be found by visiting their products page as well as specific configuration information related to configuring their client with Cisco products is found here: NCP to Cisco Config Guide NCP engineering is recommended and this looks like the most recent data sheet (second page is the detail): http://tinyurl.com/6rjqmv
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  • Rhyous
    A VPN Client that works in Windows Vista and Windows 7 64 bit is ShrewSoft and I discuss my experience with it here: http://rhyous.com/2009/10/29/windows-7-64-bit-vpn-client-shrewsoft/
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  • Prashant Pathak
    I keep listening to the news speak about getting free online grant applications so I have been looking around for the best site to get one.:)
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  • CiscoIntruder
    Cisco now (2/2/2010) DOES have a 64bit VPN client. This has been tested with Windows 7 (and not vista). I dont own vista sorry. The Cisco Client is called CISCO ANYCONNECT VPN. You will have to google to find a site to D/L
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  • Ubernostrum
    @CiscoIntruder, Anyconnect is 64 bit but does not support IPSec.
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  • Fvassios
    Cisco finally releases 64bit IPSEC client Here is the Article link http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/60478?source=NWWNLE_nlt_security_2010-04-27 Here is the link to Cisco's release notes http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/vpn_client/cisco_vpn_client/vpn_client5007/release/notes/vpnclient5007.html
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