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Trying to install SonicWall Global VPN Client on Windows XP

Posted on 2008-11-14
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
When I run the setup.exe for the SonicWall Global VPN Client it immediately comes back with an error that says -
The SafeNet client appears to be installed.
There are knows incompatibilities between the SafeNet clietn and SonicWALL Global VPN Client.
Setup can not proceed until SafeNet client is uninstalled.
Please uninstall the SafeNet client and try again.

I have unistalled everything I can find related to SafeNet (service, add/remove programs/folders,registry, etc.).  I have rebooted everytime between changes.

Does anyone know what the heck it might be seeing on my computer that makes it think that SafeNet is still installed?


Question by:kevinvw1
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Rob Williams earned 2000 total points
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Have you ever installed a VPN client on that machine before? The Safenet client is sold under Watchguard MUVPN, Netgear ProSafe, Sonicwall Global VPN, Safenet, and possibly others. It is also not compatible with some other IPSec VPN client such as Linksys QuickVPN. If so you might need to be looking for some of their related applications or services.

Do you have anything like ZoneAlarm Installed? I don't know if it would conflict, but it does have ties to CheckPoint another VPN client. Basically anything related to the IPSec service may be 'at fault'. Are there any "dependent" services for your IPSec service in the services management console?
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by:Rob Williams
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Thanks Kevin.
Cheers !

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