Cisco Anyconnect (Windows) - Downloading and Installing the AnyConnect Client


WiscVPN is transitioning from using Cisco AnyConnect to Palo Alto GlobalProtect. For information on which client to use during the transition, see the news item WiscVPN Client Transition.

This document describes how to download and install the WiscVPN AnyConnect client on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 systems. AnyConnect supports both 32bit and 64bit Windows' Operating Systems.

IMPORTANT: These instructions have been written for the latest version of the WiscVPN AnyConnect client. If you are still using the previous version, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade now. The current version is compatible with all supported versions of Windows and Mac OS X and can be downloaded from

Note: The AnyConnect installer will not uninstall previous versions of Anyconnect, as both can be installed without issue. However, it is recommended to uninstall any old Anyconnect client software before proceeding.

For automatic Anyconnect installation, you must have Java v1.4 or higher installed on your system otherwise you will be given a download link for manual install. Also, make sure you are not connected to another VPN during the installation process.

  1. Point a web browser to the AnyConnect download page:

  2. Download the required installation file.
  3. In Windows 7 and 10 the installer will have created a program in the Start menu called Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

The Anyconnect client software is now successfully installed. See the following document to connect: Cisco Anyconnect (Windows) - Connecting with the AnyConnect Client

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Created:2009-08-17 18:00 CSTUpdated:2018-08-15 07:58 CST
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