Windows 8 and Cisco Anyconnect VPN client

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Although CS does not use or directly support the Cisco VPN Client, ITS circulated the following bulletin regarding Anyconnect and Windows 8:

The VPN client used to access UVa’s secure networks, Cisco Anyconnect, will not function properly on Windows 8 out of the box without some tweaking. Given Windows 8 is now available, we thought you would find this information valuable. Below are directions for getting Cisco Anyconnect VPN working on Windows 8:

Just to clarify - this is an unsupported workaround for LSP experimentation, rather than a solution for users. More information on official Windows 8 support will be coming in the future. -adp3q@ITS

Registry tweak

1) Open regedit, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vpnva ==

2) Change DisplayName to "Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64". (It'll already be there but have a bunch of junk before "Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapater for Windows x64", remove it so it only says what's in quotes here.)

Install certificates (only needed for Joint VPN)

1) Open IE as administrator (shift+click icon or shortcut -> run as administrator)

2) go to https://joint-vpn-1.itc.virginia.edu, and accept the certificate warnings.

3) Once it shows the red "x" certificate error button, click it and then click View Certificates.

4) Click Install Certificate

5) Specify Local machine and click Next

6) Select “place all certificates in the following store”

7) Click browse and choose Trusted Root Certificate Authorities. Click OK

8) Click Next, click Finish

9) Click the red "x" certificate error button again and then click View Certificates.

10) Click Certificate Path

11) Click the root certificate which should be at the very top of the list and click view certificate

12) Click Install Certificate

13) Specify Local machine and click Next

14) Select “place all certificates in the following store”

15) Click browse and choose Trusted Root Certificate Authorities. Click OK

16) Click Next, click Finish