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Cisco VPN Client for Win7 64-bit (beta)

Not exactly off topic as this subject bother many of the people reading this blog.

A while back Cisco IOS hints and tricks had a post about running the vpn client on Win7. Now there is an updated post with a comment that Cisco’s Philip Remaker left on the original post pointing at a new beta version that is already available and should be working on Win7 64-bit:

Due to popular demand, the Cisco VPN Client v5.0.7 open beta is now available!
In addition to serving as a general maintenance release, the Cisco VPN Client 5.0.7 beta is compatible with Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit environments.
A 64-bit specific compatible image is available for installation on these platforms.

Please communicate feedback (both positive and problems) to cvc-beta@cisco.com.

Key Capabilities available for Beta Testing:
New Platform support – Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit platform compatibility
Software Access: http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/go/Redirect.x?mdfid=281940730 (under 5.BETA)
Software is available for download by any customer with a Cisco.com SMARTnet™ enabled login.
Release Notes will be available next week via a link once the download image is selected.

There are currently no plans to support Windows XP 64 bit in the VPN client.

I have few users that had troubles since they bought their 64-bit Win7 machines (without consulting me) and they will test for me. I will update this post later this week with the results.
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  1. December 24, 2011 at 6:16 am | #1

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  2. March 4, 2010 at 9:30 am | #2

    There has been a lot of frustration in the forums, blogs, twitter, etc. over the lack of support on the 64-bit IPsec situation, particularly for those who have ripped / replaced with wholesale SSL systems. The good news (for those who haven’t abandoned IPsec that is!) is that some companies (like NCP) have spent the past four years developing some really cool 64-bit clients that do WAY more than just connect to a gateway.

    Anyways, thought I’d at least raise the issue that maybe just a client isn’t actually enough today?

    I’ve been following and blogging on this topic for some time now, check out my blog: http://vpnhaus.ncp-e.com/

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