Cisco VPN wont connect error 442

Welcome to August, let’s kick things off with a classic, this one’s really common, and it’s really super simple to fix. I’ve only seen it on 64bit installations of the Cisco VPN client.

  • Open regedit
  • Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CVirtA
  • There is a String Value called DisplayName Right click and modify¬†
  • remove @oemX.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;. The Value data should only contain Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows.
  • Reopen the VPN Client


Hope this helps


UPDATE 20/7/16:

Also seen on Windows 10 32bit, only the string is @oem25.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;

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