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Is there a way to setup Cisco AnyConnect to connect automatically for laptop users?
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by:Qlemo
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The only way I got Cisco AnyConnect VPN (SSL) to run automated is by using a PowerShell (or VBS) script.
Add-Type -Assembly System.Windows.Forms

Push-Location "$env:ProgramFiles\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client"
Start-Service vpnagent | Out-Null
Start-Process 'vpncli.exe' -ArgumentList 'connect vpn.YourGatewayi.com'
sleep 3
'YourRealm', 'YourUser','YourPassword', 'y' | % { sleep -m 100;  [Windows.Forms.SendKeys]::SendWait("$_{ENTER}") }
<# Following line are not required, if you want to keep the connection always-on #>
while (.\vpncli.exe status | Select-String 'Connecting') { Write-Host -NoNewline '.' }
Read-Host 'Return to stop VPN ...' | Out-Null
.\vpncli.exe disconnect
Stop-Service vpnagent | Out-Null

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Put a link with
  Powershell -File C:\PathToFile\File.ps1
into AutoStart of the user, and that should be it.

Note that most Admins don't like such a file on a laptop moving all around, because you have the connection information in plain text - not much of security here if someone not authorized gets access to the laptop.
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by:officertango
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you are right, it is not very secured.
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by:Qlemo
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If you just use a link like this:
"%ProgramFiles%\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client\vpncli.exe" connect vpn.YourGatewayi.com

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all the login info needs to be typed in by the user - that might be a better idea.
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officertango earned 0 total points
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FYI,
I got it to work by integrating LDAP with Cisco Any Connect. The vpn client will authenticate when it sees itself not on the network.
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by:officertango
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