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Cisco VPN and Microsoft Virtual PC (xp mode under Windows 7)

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  • I've installed XP under my users Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise.  Unfortunately I set up networking for DHCP so that the host and guest (too much vmware :) )  get two different IP's.

    So with Cisco anyconnect, I can't get the guest (i.e. the Win xp vm) to connect correctly.  I want to change networking back to bridged and try that, but for the life of me I can't find where the settings are.  I'm thinking that bridged (where I don't have to try the Cisco client in the vm might work better)

    But I"m in the US

    My users in Australia

    and right now I can't get remote tools to work on the host and talking this guy through it on the phone is not pleasant.

    Are there instructions somewhere, and where is the full downloadable documentation for this product. I can find online, can't find a full downloadable copy

    Thursday, September 02, 2010 2:34 PM

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  • On Thu, 2 Sep 2010 14:34:57 +0000, Jim_St wrote:

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    But I"m in the US

    My users in Australia

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    this guy through it on the phone is not pleasant.

    Are there instructions somewhere, and where is the full downloadable=20
    documentation for this product. I can find online, can't find a full=20
    downloadable copy

    Bridged networking is what VMWare calls it and it works basically the
    same as the way you don't like here. The guest will interact with the
    NIC on the host and from the outsie it will present a second channel
    with a different MAC address. This channel will acquire an IP address
    of its own from the DHCP server.
    But no matter what you do, the host and guest will NEVER EVER get the
    same IP address!

    Additionally, Cisco VPN by design will shut down ALL other network
    interfaces when it connects the tunnel so the computer running Cisco
    VPN will be effectively disconnected from the local network and
    INSTEAD connected to the remote network. You cannot share this VPN
    tunnel to another local computer and this includes the host.

    --

    Bo Berglund

    Thursday, September 02, 2010 7:40 PM
  • Hmm well than I have a big BIG  problem since I am 7 continents away .   Anyconnect works fine in the host, not in the guest/vpc/windows xp. per the error noted below (and both can get to the internet and are not blocked by a firewall)

     

    In the guest anyconnect starts asks for a password, then gives an error of

    vpn establishment capability from a remote desktop is disabled

    : a vpn connection will not be established

    I was hoping a bridged connection might work better.  (oh I could check allow local lan access regarding your comment of "Cisco VPN by design will shut down ALL other network
    interfaces when it connects the tunnel so the computer running Cisco
    VPN will be effectively disconnected from the local network and"
    ), but I can't figure out this error and Cisco so far has been useless. 

    So hopefully I can get more info to let me help my guy in Australia. (I'm in US)

    Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:05 PM
  • Hi Jim_St

    Where you able to resolve the issue? ( What was the solution?)

    Regards

    Jarle

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 1:53 PM
  • It's a known issue with  Anyconnect.  There are specific settings that our firewall person had to change to allow RDP since the virtual pc uses RDP.

    Jstrowe-
    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 10:10 PM
  • I've had a similar issue trying to get AnyConnect to run in a Windows 7 virtual PC on my machine. It is a limitation of the Cisco software that you cannot establish a VPN connection from within a TS (Remote Desktop) Session.
    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/products_configuration_example09186a00808efbd2.shtml

    I think I may have found a way round it though. If if disable 'integration features' on the virtual machine, it then allows me to connect the VPN within it. I imagine this is because without integration features, Cisco AnyConnect does not realise that it is running in a TS session.

    Asni

     

     

    • Proposed as answer by Oletho Monday, April 25, 2011 6:09 AM
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:10 PM
  • Awesome, thank you. Disabling integration features worked for me as well. Saved me some time.
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 12:41 PM
  • Cheers Asnivor that's helped me loads but for a full description of what to do see below (I made these notes so I can look back on them in the furture):

     

     

    Cisco anywhere connect client from XP mode virtual PC

     

    On win7

    Start- All Programs - Windows virtual PC -  Windows Virtual PC - right click the name of the virtual PC -Setting - Networking (on the left hand side).  Select the physical adapter you will make the connection to the outside world with (if its a network cable at work then select that or if its through the wireless card from your home network then select that. 

     

    XP mode

    Connect to the XP machine and once connected click on Tools (at the top of the window) and click on Disable Integated Features.  Now you can connect using the Cisco Connect Anywhere utility to connect to the University servers but without Integrated featured enabled you won't be able to run xp application from Windows 7

    • Proposed as answer by Muru Kannayan Wednesday, March 28, 2012 8:09 PM
    Friday, June 10, 2011 9:57 AM
  • vpn establishment capability from a remote desktop is disabled

    : a vpn connection will not be established

    This can be fixed, by creating a VPN profile and applying it to your AnyConnect Group Policy

    AnyConnect - 'VPN establishment capability from a remote desktop is disabled. A VPN connection will not be established

     

    Pete

    PeteNetLive

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 10:49 AM
  • Worked for me too. Thanks!
    Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:16 AM
  • Thank you very much, it works for us too ! *\o/*


    Vero

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:26 AM