Windows 8 VPN

Learned troubleshooting for Windows 8 VPN issues

Windows 8 VPN "Attempting to repair the adapter" when logging in error.

To fix this, open the registry on your computer and view HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vpnva.  Check the DisplayName data value.  It should be reported as "Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64".  If there is any other data there, edit the extra characters out and then try connecting.  If there are still errors, try the following:
  1. Start IE running as "Administrator".
  2. Visit the site of the VPN (the firewall URL).  
  3. Click Continue to this website (accepting the self-signed SSL).
  4. Click the red X certificate button on the address bar.  Click View Certificates
  5. Click the Install Certificate button.
  6. Install the certificate to the "Trusted Root Certificate Authorities".

Note from Darry: On the issue that I had, just fixing the registry key fixed the issues.

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Keywords:Troubleshooting Windows 8 VPN Repair Adapter   Doc ID:28764
Owner:Darryl B.Group:Law School
Created:2013-02-22 16:21 CDTUpdated:2013-02-22 16:23 CDT
Sites:Law School
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