442 Error - Failed to enable Virtual Adapter


  • Windows 8, I am  trying to connect on VPN and I only receive this error : 442 - Failed to enable Virtual Adapter.
    Thursday, January 03, 2013 7:36 AM


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  • Hi,

    If you are using Cisco VPN client, please contact Cisco Technical Support. Below is a similar thread asked in Cisco forum, hope it helps.

    Reason 442: Failed to Enable Virtual Adapter - Windows 7 64 bit

    Best Regards,

    Aiden Cao
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, January 04, 2013 2:43 AM
  • Go to this registry location - HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CVirtA

    Double click DisplayName and

    • For x86, change the value data from something like “@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter” to “Cisco Systems VPN Adapter
    • For x64, change the value data from something like “@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows” to “Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows

    Viral Dalia System/Network Administrator MCSA, MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA

    Friday, August 23, 2013 12:42 PM
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