Cisco VPN on Windows 10 Pro

I lost Cisco VPN installation when I upgraded to Windows 10. I telecommute, so I have to use old Windows 7 laptop. I read that Cisco VPN does not work on Windows 10. Why? What are the options? Is Cisco or MS working on it? This is a serious setback.
VakilsDeveloperAsked:
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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
I don't think cisco is working on that case. The below url will help you to install cisco vpn client for windows 10. you can give a try


http://itthatshouldjustwork.blogspot.com/2015/07/cisco-64-bit-vpn-client-on-windows-10.html?m=1

https://supportforums.cisco.com/discussion/12573851/windows-10-cisco-vpn-client-50070440-error-427
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I use NCP Secure Entry on my Windows 10 Pro machine and it works fine. You need the newest version.

www.ncp-e.com
VakilsDeveloperAuthor Commented:
John, I can only use Cisco VPN, I have no choice.
I tried solution one above, but the program did not install, saying another installation is in progress.
I will try again.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I don't use Cisco VPN client because they do not usually keep up. You will need to look for patches for the VPN client.
VakilsDeveloperAuthor Commented:
None of the two options work for me. they keep telling an installation is in progress.
I have stopped Windows 10 Upgrade on my 2 machines and may rollback on 3rd machine to Win 7. When I tried to install Cisco VPN, Windows 10 displayed "this software is not supported"
VakilsDeveloperAuthor Commented:
I get message below on selecting upgrade icon on Windows 10.
Cisco VPN, Windows 10So it's official that Cisco VPN won't work. I need a sureshot solution, not a hack. I am holding back Windows 10 upgrade. Would it work in compatibility mode? What is Microsoft's stand on this?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I need a sureshot solution, not a hack  <-- I use (as posted) NCP Secure Entry. Not a hack but rather bomb-proof software that works in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. How do I know?  I use it all the time.
VakilsDeveloperAuthor Commented:
Agreed, John.
But as I said before, I have no control on server side software, which is Cisco. Interestingly, I used Shrew VPN which imported Cisco .pcf files and that worked! I used the free version.
Would that scenario work with NCP? If so, how much does  it cost?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Shrew Soft requires server side changes in some cases and we gave it up. Not worth "free"

NCP is about $100 per license but worth every penny and more.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I should also say the if Shrew Soft works in your environment, you should use it. It is standard IPsec VPN as is NCP. It was more complicated to set up, but more importantly, it does not handle double NAT which my clients need.
VakilsDeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks. I am OK so far with Shrew Soft. Would people on server side(work) know that I am using a different client than Cisco?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I don't think anyone would know. IPsec does not track client. I use NCP whereas we had clients who used to use Shrew Soft and the server did not know.

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VakilsDeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that's all I need to know. I can now cheerfully march on to Windows 10 after some testing. It's good to know that there are options, I was just focused on Cisco.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@vakils - Thanks. I realized toward the end I was hung up on NCP because I happen to like it. But Shrew Soft is fine as well, so good luck with it.
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