Deploying preconfigured Cisco VPN Client

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I am attempting to deploy a preconfigured Cisco VPN Client with no luck.  I copy the vpnclient.ini file and my .pcf file to the directory with the setup files and then run the setup but it doesn't copy my customized files during setup.  After setup, I manually copy them and it works fine but I shouldn't need to do that.  After viewing the setup log, it appears that the files should have been copied over but they weren't.  I am running Cisco VPN Client version
I was using the Cisco VPN Client Administrators Guide for reference.
and this link.
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    It looks like the Cisco VPN Client does not fully support Windows XP w/SP2.  Everything works fine on a SP1 machine.

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    Actually, that wasn't the problem either.  The problem had to do with the source directory of the installation files.  Originally, I downloaded the VPN Client from Cisco and extracted the files to a directory with the same name as the download.  Everything installed fine this way.  When I tried to customize my install, I copied the vpnclient.ini and .pcf file into the original directory that I extracted to and ran setup again.  This ended up with the same results as the standard install and nothing was customized.  I called Cisco and they asked me if there were hyphens or special characters in the source directory.  The folder was named vpnclient-win-msi- because that is the name Cisco gave the download.  When I copied them into a folder C:\Cisco and ran setup then all customizations were applied.  So I guess my problem is solved.

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