Since Cisco VPN client is not supported by Windows 10 or for that matter for any latest version of Windows after Windows7, a VPN is no more enough. Lately, a workaround has been released that can help get a client use a Cisco VPN client for Windows10. The stable working of this for Windows10 although has not been confirmed.
Method to Install the Cisco VPN client in Windows 10
You can download CiscoAnyConnect Secure Mobility Client which is recommended by Cisco itself. CiscoAnyConnect not only handles VPN functions but also offers a lot of other features, for example, malware protection. But a lot of people do not want to do away with the existing VPN client. Although not updating the Windows to the latest version is a good option, there is still a way out for all those who want to continue using their Cisco VPN client Windows10, which is as given below.
Installing the right programs
You need first of all to uninstall the Cisco VPN client and then download and install SonicWall VPN client. However, this will work only if the Windows executable that you receive is 32- or 64-bit client. Once the SonicWall VPN client has been installed, you can download Cisco VPN client for Windows 10. It is possible that an error showing that the EXE file of Cisco VPN client that you have downloaded is not supported by the Windows 10.
For fixing this, you need first to unzip the EXE file and then make some changes in the file name. Precisely you need to replace the ‘MST’ in the file name with ‘MSI’. Hereon you can install the Cisco VPN client for your Windows10.
Editing the registry
After a successful installation of Cisco VPN client windows10, you have to locate the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in your registry editor, Regedit. After that, locating click on the drop-down icon and continue this for System, CurrentControlSet, Services, and finally, CVirtA. Now double clicking on DisplayName, you need to change the value data. If you are using the 32-bit version of the software change the value data to “Cisco Systems VPN Adapter” and if you are using a 64-bit version change the value data to “Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows”.
In both the cases, however, you need to change the value system without quotes. Next, you have to restart your Windows 10, and your VPN client for Windows 10 will function. In case of further trouble, you can follow the following steps.
Troubleshooting and post-installation
One of the reasons why your Cisco VPN client Windows10 is not running can be that you did not install SonicWall client first. And the solution for this problem, depicted by an error 433, is as simple as going back and installing SonicWall client first followed by installing Cisco VPN client for Windows10. Then you need to follow the entire procedure as given above and finally restart your computer for a proper functioning of the Cisco VPN Windows10.
If the Cisco VPN client Windows does not work even after that, then you may reset all networking in Windows 10. For this, you have to right click on Command Prompt in the search bar and select “Run as administrator”. Type “netcfg -d”, enter and Reboot.