VPN at LSU: Installing AnyConnect Client (Windows)


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LSU Microsoft Licensing Note

LSU No Longer uses MAK License Activation Keys.  To change from MAK to KMS, see the following information:

Windows 7: MAK to KMS

Pre-Installation Notes

1. ITS recommends using Firefox or Safari.  (See ITS Web Browser Recommendations for more information.)

2. Review System Requirements.

3.  Java is required in order to run the installer.  If the installer detects that you do not have Java, click HERE to Update Java.

(How do I install Java on a Windows Computer?)

Installation Steps

1. Copy & paste into a browser: https://client.vpn.lsu.edu.  (*This will only work off-campus*)

2. Enter your PAWS ID & password, and click Login.

screenshot of the VPN Login screen

(If prompted, click Yes to continue.)
screenshot of User Account Control alert window

3. Click Next.

screenshot of cisco Any Connect Secure mobility client setup window

4. Select I accept the terms in the License Agreement.

5. Click Next.

screenshot of the terms and license agreement

6. Click Install.

screenshot of ready to install window

7. Click Finish when the installation complete.

screenshot of the Finish page of the client setup

8. Cisco AnyConnect is installed on your computer.  The installation will let you know when it is done and you can verify that the VPN client is connected by looking in the taskbar for the AnyConnect icon.

screenshot of connection established VPN Client window.

9.  Type client.vpn.lsu.edu, if necessary. (or select it from the drop-down box)

10. Click Connect.

screenshot of client connect page with Connect button highlighted

11. After you connect using VPN, then you must use Remote Desktop to connect to your office computer.  See the Connecting To Another Computer Overview for more information.

NOTE:  Once you have downloaded the client to your machine, there is no longer a need to use a web browser to VPN into campus. To connect to the VPN, click the Connect Button.

Troubleshooting VPN

The Automatic Installation did not work.

1. Try another Web Browser first.  ITS Recommends using Firefox or Safari.  See ITS Web Browser Recommendations for more information.

It is still not working.

1. Manually download the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client file from client.vpn.lsu.edu.

2. Manually install the client by dragging the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client to the Apps folder.

3. Manually connect to the VPN.  View detailed instructions on connecting.

4. If you can't get it to work, Collect the AnyConnect Error Logs and send these Logs to the ITS Help Desk.


Referenced from: www.cisco.com

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