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Cisco VPN Client for 64 bit Win 7

    Question

  • Any difference on CIsco VPN if you try to install on a 64 bit machine? Can't seem to get the install started with the 32 bit... anyone know of the 64 bit VPN Client that will work? 
    exp
    Sunday, January 25, 2009 1:08 PM

Answers

  • Cisco expressly states that no current version of their VPN Client will run on a x64 platform. You need version 5.01 and above for Vista x32. For x64, they say you need to use their "Any Connect" client.

    I'm currently running Vista x64, and will be trying Win 7 here in the next few hours. I found an alternative to Cisco that DOES support x64. See this link:

    http://www.ncp-e.com/en/downloads/software.html

    You can download a 30 trial for free. Purchase is $144. I've used it now for 2 weeks to connect to our Cisco office VPN and it works as advertised in Vista x64. It will import your current Cisco pcf profiles. After import, I only needed to edit the profile to disable the user login info, as our config uses a group logon that is contained within the pcf.

    Hope that helps...

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 12:59 AM
  • You can get the NCP Secure Entry Client to install, but it probably won't work (32 or 64).  I got in contact with their (NCP) support people and they very graciously sent me a copy of a beta that seems to work under Win7x64 or x86.  I've been running with it for a couple of weeks with no major problems.  I think they have an email link on their download page and a message regarding the Win7 beta version.

    http://www.ncp-e.com/index.php?id=92&L=1

     

     Keith Submit

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:58 PM

All replies

  • Cisco expressly states that no current version of their VPN Client will run on a x64 platform. You need version 5.01 and above for Vista x32. For x64, they say you need to use their "Any Connect" client.

    I'm currently running Vista x64, and will be trying Win 7 here in the next few hours. I found an alternative to Cisco that DOES support x64. See this link:

    http://www.ncp-e.com/en/downloads/software.html

    You can download a 30 trial for free. Purchase is $144. I've used it now for 2 weeks to connect to our Cisco office VPN and it works as advertised in Vista x64. It will import your current Cisco pcf profiles. After import, I only needed to edit the profile to disable the user login info, as our config uses a group logon that is contained within the pcf.

    Hope that helps...

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 12:59 AM
  • You can get the NCP Secure Entry Client to install, but it probably won't work (32 or 64).  I got in contact with their (NCP) support people and they very graciously sent me a copy of a beta that seems to work under Win7x64 or x86.  I've been running with it for a couple of weeks with no major problems.  I think they have an email link on their download page and a message regarding the Win7 beta version.

    http://www.ncp-e.com/index.php?id=92&L=1

     

     Keith Submit

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:58 PM