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Cisco VPN client for Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro

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I need Cisco VPN client for Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro. I tried multiple vpn clients but no one is working, actually VPN client is installing sucessfully and even its connecting too using the vpn clients but not able to get connect to remote desktop of any internal servers.

Please help.

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Marvin Rhoads
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The Cisco VPN client is end of sales and not supported on Windows 8.1 (or Windows 8).

The current Cisco client - Anyconnect Secure Mobility Client - is supported on Windows 8 and 8.1. (Reference)

Depending on your VPN headend, you amy be able to update the remote access VPN to use Anyconnect.

Hope this helps.

Hello Marvin,


According to the link you provided, and according to this table in the link; does that mean the newest anyconnect VPN client will work with ASA 8.2 software?


Thank you again Marvin, you are very knowledgable and helpful.


ASA, ASDM, Cisco Secure Desktop, and Cisco AnyConnect

The following table identifies the minimum versions of Cisco Secure Desktop and the Cisco AnyConnect that are required for the Adaptive Security Appliance and Adaptive Security Device Manager releases:

Cisco Secure Desktop
Cisco AnyConnect


7.0 and later

AnyConnect 2.5.0217 and later for computers only

AnyConnect 2.4 and later for mobile devices

8.4(1) and later

6.4(1) and later and later

AnyConnect 2.5.0217 and later for computers only

AnyConnect 2.4 and later for mobile devices


6.1(3) and later and later

AnyConnect 2.2.0133 and later


6.1(3) and later or and later

AnyConnect 2.1.0128 to 2.1.0148


6.1(3) and later (subsequently referenced as “3.2”)

AnyConnect 2.0.0343 (subsequently referenced as “2.0”)


5.1(x) - 5.2(x) (subsequently referenced as “3.1.1”)3

Cisco SSL VPN Client 1.x

I just downloaded it from here and the Windows 7 x64 worked just fine on my Windows 8.1:


Thanks dude - this works with 8.1.

Don't know why Cisco does not provide this download

Worked just fine thanks

Gareth Gudger
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This article describes a registry hack to fix the VPN Client in 8.1

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How to Install Cisco VPN Client on Windows 8.1 :



on Windows 8.1 you will need to update the DNE so :



  • download :


  • Install Cicso vpn client





I tried it and it works

let me know

Install Citrix Deterministic Network Enhancer to solve Cisco IPSec VPN issue with Windows 8/8.1. Check below guide,

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You might want to give TheGreenBow IPSEC VPN Client a try. It's Windows 8.1 compatible and easy to use. There is a free trial as well.

Hi Pjayakar,


Try to create a outside interface access policy source vpn pool destination inside network service ip with permit.

Make sure do you have Exempt NAT with VPN pool.


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I had the same issue.

Dowload Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) and install


Restart your system. It worked for me. Hope it work for you also.