Cisco Anyconnect vpn client issues on Windows 8 Pro

My employer provides AnyConnect for VPN access, so I download and install the latest Cisco Anyconnect Secure Mobility client on Windows 8 Pro computer. However, there are a lot of error issues coming up.

* I receive the error message below when attempting to install it using administrator account.
The VPN client agent was unable to create the interprocess communication depot.
How to resolve the problem
Open Control Panel, go to View Network Status and Tasks > Change Adapter Settings. Double-click on the shared connection, go to Sharing tab, unceck “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection”, and OK.

* Getting “Posture Assessment Failed´╝ÜHostscan Initialize” error
Go to use web-based SSL-VPN login. Open IE and copy my company’s ssl URL to address bar and press Enter. Follow the steps and log in and verify signatures with RSA. Then the client will be runned to establish a VPN connection.

* Fix Checking profiles updates and “Failed to load preferences” issues
Open Regedit editor, Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vpnva
and then change “DisplayName”‘s value to “Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64″.


3 thoughts on “Cisco Anyconnect vpn client issues on Windows 8 Pro

  1. I downloaded the latest version 3.1.04072,installed it and worked on my Surface Pro Win 8.1. No duplicate ports or drivers to delete or disable. No reg key changes. No renaming of files in system32 folder.

  2. I got error “failed to initialize connection subsyem” in surface 2 pro.
    for vpn i am using cisco anyconnect 3.1.05170.
    what is the suitable solution i can try.

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