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Cisco AnyConnect VPN in Windows 7 and windows 8

when you trying to make AnyConnect Client work in windows 8 you my facing the following Error Message:

AnyConnect was not able to establish a connection to the specified secure gateway. Please try connecting again.

simply do the following steps:

  1. Start the IE (internet explorer) running as “Administrator”.
  2. Visit your site of the VPN.
  3. Click the red X certificate button on the address bar.
  4. Click the install certificate button.

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5.Install the certificate to the “Trusted Root Certificate Authorities”.

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For Issue: “The VPN client driver has encountered an error”.


Do the following steps:

  1. Open “Regedit” from start menu.
  2. Go to the following path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vpnva].
  3. In the right pane double click on “DisplayName”, then remove the value before Cisco AnyConnect like the following.

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For Issue: “The VPN Client was unable to successfully verify the IP forwarding table modifications. A VPN connection will not be established.”


Do the following steps:

Windows Vista and Windows 7 or 8
  1. Log on to the computer by using an account that has administrator rights.
  2. Click Start

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     Start button

    , type msconfig.exe in the Start Search box, and then press Enter to start the System Configuration utility.

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    User Account Control permission

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, you should type the password or provide confirmation.

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  3. On the General tab, click the Selective startup option, and then click to clear the Load startup items check box. (The Use Original Boot.ini check box is unavailable.)

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  4. On the Services tab, click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then click Disable all.

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  • services.msc from run and found out “Internet Connection Sharing” is linked to “Base Filtering Engine” service as well.
  • shut down only “Internet Connection Sharing” service on my system and tried connection to the VPN again and it works.


For the following issue: FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing have not been enabled on this system.


Do the following:

Open “regedit” then go to “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\FIPSAlgorithmPolicy\Enabled”, change the value to 1 as the following screen.



For the following Issue: The VPN client agent was unable to create the interprocess communication depot.


Do the following steps:

    1. Click the Start button.
    2. Click on Control Panel.
    3. Click on View Network Status and Tasks
    4. Click on Change adapter settings
    5. Right-click the shared connection and choose Properties
    6. Click the Sharing tab
    7. Clear the Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection checkbox
    8. Click OK
  • Otherwise in windows 7,8 open services and stop Internet connection sharing (ICS) service.


Now reinstall Cisco anyconnect and try again.


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  1. December 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Hi there to all, how is all, I think every one is getting more from this
    site, and your views are nice in support of new visitors.

  2. ricky
    May 29, 2013 at 10:37 am

    u rock!!

  3. Ajmal
    June 30, 2013 at 7:13 am

    gr8 work… exactly rocks..

  4. July 23, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    how to get red X certificate?

    • October 21, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Hi Joseph you can find the red X certificate in the internet explorer search bar.

  5. IdahoC
    June 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    My issue was resolved by removing all IP addresses’ accept for my local network. I had a few in there for different networks/devices my laptop connects to. The second I removed the IP’s, the VPN worked. Just saying…

    • July 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Sure if, you working with multiple IP’s then you need to assign one IP for your network interface during the connecting to VPN

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