Cisco VPN Client and Vista 64bit Help Please

Hi all,
I have recently got new HP laptop and I have decided to install Vista 64bit on it, I have managed to get everything working apart from the Cisco VPN my question is as follow:
Is there Cisco VPN compatible with Vista 64bit or anything does the same job as Cisco VPN and its compatible with Vista 64bit, I know I could install virtual PC and use XP Pro to do the job but I would like to leave that to last if there is no other solutions!

Any Help will great guys please

Sean Ali
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Jason WatkinsConnect With a Mentor IT Project LeaderCommented:
Hi,

 I will bet a million dollars there is no 64-bit equivalent for the Cisco VPN client software.  Why 64-bit?  Are you doing so because you can, or because you need to access more than 4GB or RAM?  If not, go 32-bit...

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SysExpertConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Have you checked the Cisco site for software requirements for the VPN client ?
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prodriveitAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your reply, I am using the 64bit for few reasons
1st I would like to test it in our support environment and test the compatibles with all the software we are using and report back to the team.
2nd it run a lot faster than 32bit vista as I been using the 32bit version for over 5 months so I know the different.
3rd Office 2007 run a lot faster believe it or not specially outlook.
3rd this might sound bit sad but UI looks a lot nicer J
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prodriveitAuthor Commented:
Oh yes I have checked the Cisco website there nothing about 64bit, but I was woudering if there is any other third party VPN software do the same job and runs on 64bit.

Sean Ali
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SysExpertConnect With a Mentor Commented:
SInce Cisco is a proprietary solution, I doubt if thre will be anything compatible.,

If you want other options.

Check out

Sourceforge.net for open source stuff.

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EOPEngTeamCommented:
The Cisco VPN Client is not compatible with Vista 64-bit.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2308/
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vnoomeCommented:
Maybe this will work for you but not sure on the 64Bit....
I noticed that Cisco VPN client version 5.0.03 is not quite ready for vista.
I went back to use Cisco VPN client version 5.0.01.0600-k9.
I found that version 5.0.03 does not update my VPN DNS entries for starters....and that was a pain!!!
Once I reinstalled 5.0.01 I was well on my way....

Well, I hope that 5.0.01 will work on the 64 Bit version of Vista for you as I have not tried it myself.
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GrappaLuxCommented:
I had this problem since long time now. I can assure that on Cisco side there in not even the fantasy to develop a 64-bit client and till yesterday I was forced to use a virtual machine for that.
Luckily now there is a client from SonicWall that is working fine either on XP and Vista 64 but I cannot have it run on 2008. I cannot post it because is this a beta but search on the net for GVC64_v411_b302
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prodriveitAuthor Commented:
Hi GrappaLux,
Googled GVC64_v411_b302 or GVC64.v411.b302 and searched Sonicwall website but got nothing can you put more info or hint please.

Since my post i have downgraded to Vista 32Bit I wouldn't mind rolling back to 64Bit :)

Sean
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GrappaLuxCommented:
well. on the help is written SonicWALL Global VPN Client version 4.1.1.302

I've the installation package and it's about 10Mb. just let me know where I could post it an I'll do
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prodriveitAuthor Commented:
I am more than happy for you to post here but make sure you don't get in any trouble for doing so please!

Sean
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GrappaLuxCommented:
it's a client. i don't see any trouble with copyright. furthermore is seem very similar to the one on their public web site http://help.mysonicwall.com/applications/vpnclient/GlobalVpnClient.zip

that's the one I'm using succesfully also on Win2008-64bit http://www.4shared.com/dir/8135126/4e479023/sharing.html
I connect daily to several VPN and it worked almost on all of them. just in a couple of cases it was necessary to do something on the VPN concentrator but I don't know more details on this. sorry.
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prodriveitAuthor Commented:
Cool we will try it and let you know.
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prodriveitAuthor Commented:
Hi,
Just to let you know we tried to install it on Vista Business 64bit and the laptop crashed with screen look like Commodore 64 loading screen lol.

Maybe someone else could try it please

Sean
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kaskas99Commented:
There is a Cisco AnyConnect VPN client which is compatibe with Vista 64bit. It only works with ASA devices. If you use PIX there is nothing still...
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vnoomeCommented:
Hi Guys,

I looked at the AnyConnect but it was not really what I was looking for.
I wanted something that was going to talk to my Cisco boxes....including my pix
If we are really lucky....Cisco might one day have a VPN client available for 64bit.

After breaking my head over this issue and discussing with some of my mates at Cisco there was no light in sight.
Then I came across the following company.
I tried their software and it worked!!!
The really neat part was that it can import the Cisco VPN client profiles....nifty!!!

So go ahead check it out and spread the word!!!
http://www.ncp-e.com/
Just keep in mind that the version available for download that I got had a small glitch but they did fix it.
Just chat to support about.

Have a good one.......

Vincent
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raleigh_superCommented:
To vnoone,
Is the address you gave wrong because I get the following:
 Database Error
The current username, password or host was not accepted when the connection to the database was attempted to be established!
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vnoomeCommented:
The address is correct!
Works just fine.
Google NCP Client and you will see it in the returned results....
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HDSDSCommented:
This works great, replacement for Cisco VPN Client..  This even imports the profile!

http://www.ncp-e.com/ 
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vnoomeCommented:
Good to see it is working for you HDSDS...
I have had no problem at all thus far with mine and it works like a charm!!!
Glad you are sorted out!!!!

Regards,

Vincent
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jlford30Commented:
The AnyConnect vpn client is X64 compatible for 2.2.0140 version of the deployable client.  The issue I have is that for some reason HP laptops are giving me the most head aches.  I have a mixture of HP and Dell and all the Dells deploy just fine, but all, and I mean all the HP laptops always have trouble connecting via VPN.  "vpnagent service failed to start" "VPN client agent was unable to crea"  I especially like that error that I can see the whole dialog.  On both XP, Vista x86 and Vista x64 mixtures, all the Dell's...bulletproof...all the HP's....problem children.  I got a TAC ticket in right now for a Vista x64 HP laptop that won't connect after I got it working for months, I changed nothing and bam, connection issues.

ASA 8.0.4
AnyConnect Client 2.2.0140
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Error-Service.jpg
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jlford30Commented:
The above was all done from Administrator account, not the user account, but after enabling the admin account in secpol.msc and installing from there, Run as Administrator.
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montezzCommented:
Great follow up info. Thanks everyone for contributing, even though you don't get more 'points'. This helped us with our problem. I give you each 1,000,000,000 points!
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kaskas99Commented:
To add.. www.ncp-e.com is great, but it costs money. Shrew VPN works just as well (32 and 64 bit) and it is free. Theannoying thing on Shrew VPN is that you can not save user password.
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vnoomeCommented:
Hey kaskas99,

Can not fault you on the fact that it costs money...

There is however a problem.  Several companies believe that when they pay for something, it is either  more secure or stable then the free version.
Being an open source supporter, I would gladly go the route of free/open source but sometimes one is not in charge of the fiddle.  

But thanks for the info on the Shrew!!!!  I am going to have a look at it and will post my comments later.

Have a great day!!
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