Sunday, 30 June 2013

Cisco VPN Client Unable to Launch – Always minimize at Taskbar

When I launch the VPN Client, the application simply stuck at the taskbar. It will never expand no matter how hard I have tried to maximize / restore the application windows.
I tried to reinstall the VPN Client software but it only works for a day. On the following day, same problem reoccur.

Fortunately, I’ve discovered that the problem can be fixed by editing the vpnclient.ini file inside the “C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client” folder.

1.    Open the folder “C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client”
2.    Single click on the file “vpnclient.ini
3.    Right-click and open with “Notepad” or open using "Edit"

You can edit the following lines :
If you have numbers bigger than 42949 like 4294916329, simply delete everything but the first five numbers, and leave 42949 (or use smaller values), that worked for me.



Finally, ‘Save’ and ‘Close’ the file after editing. Launch the VPN Client software again.

You can put smaller numbers in the values it will work also.



Alternative Solution 1:

It is also said that the problem can be the values of high numbers change them to 0 on ‘LogWindowX’ and ‘LogWindowY’:



Alternative Solution 2:
1.    Delete the entry on ‘WindowY’ and ‘WindowX’
2.    ‘Save’ and ‘Close’ the file
3.    Re-launch the VPN Client application

Alternative Solution 3:
1.    Delete the  vpnclient.ini file
Folder path: “C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client”
2.    ‘Save’ and ‘Close’ the file
3.    Re-launch the VPN Client application

For further details and resolution on this problem, you may use the microsoft forum below as your reference:
Reference source: Cisco vpn client minimized to taskbar and stays in status: disconnect