Tricks: Cisco VPN on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 – Reason 442: Failed to enable Virtual Adapter

Problem: Error when connecting to VPN

Error Message: Reason 442: Failed to enable Virtual Adapter

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If you receive this error on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 while trying to connect with the Cisco VPN Client then the solution is a simple registry fix.

To fix:

  1. Click Start and type regedit in the Search field and hit enter.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CVirtA
  3. Find the String Value called DisplayName
  4. Right click and select Modify from the context menu.
  5. In Value data, remove @oemX.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;. The Value data should only contain Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows.reg1 

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  6. Click Ok.
  7. Close Registry Editor.
  8. Retry your Cisco VPN Client connection.

 

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