Seen this error when trying to use the Cisco client with Windows 8? The VPN Client driver has encountered an error.
The fix for me was pretty easy. Go into registry and go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesvpnva
Check the DisplayName data value. On my installation, it had a bit of inf information before the actual name. So deleted that info, and was left with just Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64. Fired up the VPN Client and connected without any problems
The Cisco team has commented on my post, this is what they wrote:
For those having trouble with WIndows 8 resulting in Host Scan (Posture) failures, please ensure you are running
Host Scan 3.0MR10 or 3.1MR1 on your head-end (ASA). One of these versions (or later) is required for compatibility with Windows 8.
For those still having trouble with Windows 8, please ensure you are running 3.0MR10 or 3.1MR1 versions of AnyConnect.
AnyConnect 2.x has been EOL’ed and upgrading to a current AnyConnect version is the best way to ensure compatibility on Windows 8.
Additional information on Windows 8 compatibility can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/vpn_client/anyconnect/anyconnect31/release/notes/anyconnect31rn.html#wp1099267
If you still need assistance, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Regards, Pete Davis Cisco AnyConnect Product Team email@example.com @AnyConnect