As soon as the credentials are provided, the VPN client shows the well-known “Securing communications channel” at the bottom of the windows application
SOLUTION TO FIX THIS VPN PROBLEM:
1. Open your Windows Registry Editor by typing regedit in the Run prompt.
2. Browse to the Registry Key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CVirtA
3. From the window on the right, select and right-click on DisplayName and choose Modify from the menu. Alternatively, double-click on DisplayName
4. For Windows 8 32bit (x86) operating systems, change the value data from @oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter to Cisco Systems VPN Adapter.
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