Problem getting Cisco VPN client running through Windows terminal server session.

So here is what I'm attempting to do.  Have a user VPN into our corporate network from home using a Cisco VPN client, then connect to a MS terminal sever.
Another Cisco VPN client is loaded onto the terminal server.  From ther terminal server, they would launch the Cisco terminal server client and connect to customer sights.
Problem is that the Cisco client won't run from a terminal session.  It will run directly from the console, but not from a terminal session.  I'm running Windows 2003 terminal server.  I've tried 4 different cisco clients (4.05, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8) and coudn't get any of them to run through a terminal session.  Anyone ever try doing this or find some other way to get this to work?

Don't know if this will help any, but here is the error I'm getting.
Error 56: The Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service has not been started. Please start this service and try again.
I checked the service and it is running, set to automatic startup, and is running as a local service.
Like I said, this only happens from a terminal session, not running it from the console.
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nprignanoTechnical ArchitectCommented:
Ever heard of Citrix?

Using the Cisco VPN client creates a virtual network connection on the machine it is running on.  This is the reason it will work on console mode and not terminal session - you cannot have multiple Cisco vitrual network connections on the same box.  You can have multiple different VPN sessions from a single instance, but not multiple instances.

You need a higher level application like citrix server to accomplish this.

Another, more expensive route weould to be having your remote users have a cisco firewall with a permanent VPN tunnell to your network, then they would be virtually connected to the network all the time, and could use the VPN client from their own PC to the customer site without the terminal session.


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nprignanoTechnical ArchitectCommented:
citrix or a similar solution is your best bet though.

ingersoeAuthor Commented:
Yes, I've heard of Citrix.  I was hoping I could do it on terminal server, that way we wouldn't have to shell out the money for Citrix.
nprignanoTechnical ArchitectCommented:
you need an application that will handle secure remote access.  terminal server is not enough to accomplish this.

ingersoeAuthor Commented:
Not the answer I was hoping for, but an answer none the less.  Thanks!
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