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Cisco AnyConnect

Does anyone know how to configure the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client. How do I create a profile and save the client for distribution?
Thanks,
Juan
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
To create a profile you need Profile Editor that can be downloaded from Cisco if you have an active support account. There are several methods to distribute the client - for example you can do it with GPO as any other Windows program or you can do it from Cisco ASA.
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cheto06Author Commented:
What is the difference between the NAM Profile Editor and the VPN Profile Editor?
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
I don’t know. I am using AnyConnect Profile Editor that creates a XML file. Basically, the profile is an XML file anyconnectprofile.xml that resides in \ProgramData\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client\Profile\ on Windows 7 and Vista or in \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client\Profile\ on Windows XP machines.

You can create it manually if you wish but it is a lot of work.
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cheto06Author Commented:
So i was able to configured my ASA 5505, uploaded the ,pkg files and I am able to install the client via the web. However, I am still not clear as to what happens to the profile. Isn't not suppose to create one?
On XP i found this path and a preferences_global.xml created today.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

What am I missing?
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
Disclaimer: I am using Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client which, as far as I understand was succeeded by Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, so I can talk about AnyConnect VPN Client only.

Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client uses two XML files: preferences_global.xml which is in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect VPN and an optional anyconnectprofile.xml which is in the Profile subfolder. Anyconnectprofile.xml is the profile file. There is an example of it in the subfolder AnyConnectProfile.tmpl that you can consult but I found it very difficult to modify it manually, especially when it is not well documented. For that I am using Cisco AnyConnect Client Profile editor.

Since anyconnectprofile.xml is not required it is not created during the installation.    
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