Cisco VPN client causing Win XP VPN issue

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  1. serge

    serge Guest

    Running Win XP SP2, I vpn to a remote server using Win XP
    basic VPN connection and I RDP to a workstation using mstsc.
    As soon as I install Cisco VPN Client Version 5.0.03.0530,
    without even first rebooting the computer when prompted
    after the Cisco VPN installation; i vpn to the remote server
    using Win XP vpn connection, mstsc connects to the workstation
    but leaves the screen black and in a matter of a few seconds disconnects
    the session.

    If I mstsc a local server, the session and the screen connects fine.
    So something is interferring with the VPN connection; i saw there
    was something called Deterministic Network Enhancer which i
    unchecked but still no luck.

    I uninstall Cisco VPN client but Win VPN and mstsc still do not work.
    I get the feeling Cisco VPN is replacing a win core dll or some other file
    and messing things up. If I do a system restore to bring my XP to a state
    right before i installed Cisco VPN, regular win xpn and mstsc works fine.

    Does someone have any idea what the problem is and how to fix it?

    Thank you
     
    serge, Apr 25, 2008
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  2. serge

    Guest

    serge wrote:
    > Running Win XP SP2, I vpn to a remote server using Win XP
    > basic VPN connection and I RDP to a workstation using mstsc.
    > As soon as I install Cisco VPN Client Version 5.0.03.0530,
    > without even first rebooting the computer when prompted
    > after the Cisco VPN installation; i vpn to the remote server
    > using Win XP vpn connection, mstsc connects to the workstation
    > but leaves the screen black and in a matter of a few seconds disconnects
    > the session.
    >
    > If I mstsc a local server, the session and the screen connects fine.
    > So something is interferring with the VPN connection; i saw there
    > was something called Deterministic Network Enhancer which i
    > unchecked but still no luck.
    >
    > I uninstall Cisco VPN client but Win VPN and mstsc still do not work.
    > I get the feeling Cisco VPN is replacing a win core dll or some other file
    > and messing things up. If I do a system restore to bring my XP to a state
    > right before i installed Cisco VPN, regular win xpn and mstsc works fine.
    >
    > Does someone have any idea what the problem is and how to fix it?
    >


    I think Cisco VPN Client 5 is for Vista only. For XP, use 4.8.

    Dt
     
    , Apr 26, 2008
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  3. serge

    News Reader Guest

    wrote:
    > serge wrote:
    >> Running Win XP SP2, I vpn to a remote server using Win XP
    >> basic VPN connection and I RDP to a workstation using mstsc.
    >> As soon as I install Cisco VPN Client Version 5.0.03.0530,
    >> without even first rebooting the computer when prompted
    >> after the Cisco VPN installation; i vpn to the remote server
    >> using Win XP vpn connection, mstsc connects to the workstation
    >> but leaves the screen black and in a matter of a few seconds disconnects
    >> the session.
    >>
    >> If I mstsc a local server, the session and the screen connects fine.
    >> So something is interferring with the VPN connection; i saw there
    >> was something called Deterministic Network Enhancer which i
    >> unchecked but still no luck.
    >>
    >> I uninstall Cisco VPN client but Win VPN and mstsc still do not work.
    >> I get the feeling Cisco VPN is replacing a win core dll or some other file
    >> and messing things up. If I do a system restore to bring my XP to a state
    >> right before i installed Cisco VPN, regular win xpn and mstsc works fine.
    >>
    >> Does someone have any idea what the problem is and how to fix it?
    >>

    >
    > I think Cisco VPN Client 5 is for Vista only. For XP, use 4.8.


    From the read me file:

    Revisions:
    Release 5.0.02.0090


    Files:
    vpnclient-win-msi-5.0.02.0090-k9.exe - Windows 2000, XP and Vista -
    32bit only.

    >
    > Dt



    Best Regards,
    News Reader
     
    News Reader, Apr 28, 2008
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  4. serge

    m0bilitee

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    My experience has been for ages that the Cisco VPN client breaks the native XP VPN client. I haven't tried in recent versions, but in the low 4.x days before I move away from Cisco client VPN it definitely broke it.
     
    m0bilitee, May 5, 2008
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