Windows 7 and Client Starting before log on...

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by TimParker, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. TimParker

    TimParker Guest

    Is it possible to get this client to start before logon? In XP, there
    was an option for that. Now installing on Windows 7 it is gone. I have
    several new Windows 7 Enterprise (32Bit) users that I would like to
    set this up.

    We are running into issues with Mapped drives and such that isn't
    working as we need.


    TimParker, Mar 30, 2010
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    Thrill5 Guest

    What "client"????????
    Thrill5, Apr 1, 2010
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  3. TimParker

    RC Guest

    He's talking about the Cisco VPN client, and no it won't start before logon
    on either Vista or Win 7. And from what I've seen Cisco has no plans to
    update the client to work with these. You'll need to move to Cisco's
    AnyConnect, something I have to do as well.
    RC, Apr 1, 2010
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    alexd Guest

    If you don't any joy with the official VPN client, you might be able to
    get the Shrew VPN client to start automatically on boot.

    I should think it would be a matter of creating a service that runs

    'ipsecc.exe -r "name" -u user -p pass -a'

    [or a cmd script with in]

    on boot. You may like to think over the implications of something
    connecting into your network without prompting for authentication,
    especially if it's movable like a laptop.
    alexd, Apr 1, 2010
  5. TimParker

    TimParker Guest

    Ok, thanks. I had started looking at AnyConnect as I have a 64Bit User
    that was going to push me in that direction, but I didn't (and still
    don't) really have the time to look at implementing this right now. I
    will push this to the back burner then for now. Thanks again.

    TimParker, Apr 5, 2010
  6. TimParker


    Feb 23, 2012
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    You can also avoid conflicts with GINA from Cisco, Sophos and other vendors by implementing Synergix AD Client Extensions. With AD Client Extensions installed, user logon experience is same in the office and when remote. And for remote computers where users logon with cached credentials, password expiration notification, group policy refreshes, kerberos ticket refreshes, user logon scripts, duplicate DNS entry re-conciliation all happen seemlessly.

    In fact, in your case, the user logon script will run fine and even if you decide to migrate the drive mapping scripts to Group Policy Preference item - Map Drives, it will also work well.

    SYNERGIX ADCE will work with XP, Windows 7, 32 bit and 64 bit OS.
    dabradabra, Feb 23, 2012
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