For those of you who are looking for a solution to Cisco VPN on 64-bit versions of Windows 7: it works in XP mode, at least in a non-tunneling way (so far).
- Install XP Mode for Windows 7 editions that support it (Pro, Ultimate)
- Launch into XP mode and install Cisco VPN
- Close down XP mode shell and you’ll see Cisco VPN added to your Windows 7 Start menu:
- Now you’ll be able to launch Cisco VPN from your Windows 7 session.
The next trick is to make a tunneling program between Windows 7 and the Cisco VPN that’s running on XP mode. Depending on how ambitious I feel later, I may take this on. If someone else does, let me know. Anything to screw Cisco on this stupid x64 VPN ruse of theirs. I got a quote that it would cost our company nearly $100K to support x64 clients (i.e. AnyConnect) because of Cisco’s refusal to make an x64 client. That’s unacceptable--especially considering most companies have VPN concentrators that are still under support!