Saturday, February 23, 2013
How To Get Cisco VPN to Work on Windows 8
You get this message:
Secure VPN Connection terminated locally by the client.
Reason 442: Failed to enable Virtual Adapter
Thanks to the W7H reader David Smith for sharing a registry hack from
. It works like a charm.
Win + R
to open the Registry Editor.
Navigate to the following registry key:
For x86, change the value data from something like “@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;
VPN Adapter” to “
Cisco Systems VPN Adapter
For x64, change the value data from something like “@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows” to “
Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows
Close Registry Editor and try to connect again. You don’t even need to restart the VPN Client to make it work.
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