Sunday, 15 July 2012

Windows 8 - Cisco VPN Client - Failed to enable virtual adapter

So i installed Windows 8 release preview on my desktop a few days ago and so far i've been quite impressed with it.

One problem that i've come across so far is that after upgrading, Cisco vpn client stopped working with a "Failed to enable Virtual Adapter" error when i tried to connect to any vpn.












This is massively annoying for me as i use Cisco vpn client to connect to the network at work.

Fortunately after some frantic googling i managed to find a workaround.

Fire up the registry editor and navigate to the following path.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CVirtA

Modify the DisplayName key












For 64bit Windows, edit the key so that it reads "Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows", or for x86 "Cisco Systems VPN Adapter"












Now open the vpn client and try connecting again. It should work now.

Hopefully this post will save someone else a bit of time.

8 comments:

  1. Brilliant thats a life saver, thanks

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  2. Thanks; just installed Windows 8 and needed to get the VPN client working. You rock!

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  3. It works fine.Thanks a lot for this solution.
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