Updating Older Cisco AnyConnect Clients for Windows 8 Support

A former coworker of mine had blogged awhile back about solving an issue with older Cisco AnyConnect clients on Windows 8. When installing AnyConnect on a Windows 8 machine, the display name key in the Windows registry for the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapter has some extra data. The correct value for the DisplayName key should be “Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64”. This key can be found in the reigstry: Windows 7: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\vpnva] Windows 8: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vpnva] Thanks for the post Jeff (and Daniel)!

Updating Common Controls for Older Applications to Support Windows 8

There are times that you may need to install an older Windows application especially something developed using Visual Basic 6 or earlier. In these cases, you should always ensure that the installed application is using the most current common control library available from Microsoft. If not, you may receive strange error message that logs the following in the Event Viewer (abbreviated exception): 1: Log Name: Application 2: Source: Application Error 3: Date: 07/08/2013 11:10:57 AM 4: Event ID: 1000 5: Task Category: (100) 6: Level: Error 7: Keywords: Classic 8: User: N/A 9: Computer: my-msft-surface 10: Description: 11: Faulting application … Continue reading Updating Common Controls for Older Applications to Support Windows 8