Cisco VPN client minimizes to taskbar immediately when opened

This is a repost of a post from an old blog, made on June 1, 2012, that used to be on:

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I had some problems with Cisco VPN client 5.0.07 today, when I would start it, it would just go straight to taskbar, the window would stay minimized and wouldn’t open when I click on it. The only way to open it was to hover with the mouse pointer over the taskbar and then right-click the pop up window and click ‘Maximize’. I little time on Google and I found the solution to the problem.

The problem can be fixed by editing the vpnclient.ini file inside the “C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client” folder as is stated in one of the answers on this page.

Edit the following lines (if you have numbers bigger then 42949 like 4294916329 just delete everything but the first five numbers, and leave 42949, that worked for me.):
You can put smaller numbers in the values it will work also.
On Microsoft Answers someone also said that the problem can be the values of (they were 0 in my case but it they are also high numbers change them to 0:

Cisco VPN client: error 56, service starts and then stops when you try to start it manually

This is a repost of a post from an old blog, made on January 3, 2012, that used to be on:

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I was installing Cisco VPN client on a laptop today and after the installation whenever I tried to run it I got

Error 56: The Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service has not been started. Please start this service and try again.

So naturally I went to Administrative tools > Services and tried to start Cisco VPN service, but whenever i tried I got:

service on local computer started and stopped.some services stop automatically if not in use by other services or programs.

I tried reinstalling Cisco VPN client but I still got the same error. The solution that worked for me was to turn off Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

Go to Administrative Tools > Services > right click Internet Connection Sharing and go to Properties > On General tab stop the service and change startup type from Automatic to Manual

Fixed: Unable to install Cisco IPSec VPN client, error 27850, The file ‘dneinobj.dll’ on Deterministic Network Enhancer disk is needed

This is a repost of a post from an old blog, made on August 9, 2012, that used to be on:

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I had to install a Cisco VPN client 5.0.07. to a Windows XP Embedded computer today and during installation I got a Files Needed message “The file ‘dneinobj.dll’ on Deterministic Network Enhancer disk is needed

If I would click cancel I would get a Installer Information with message “Error 27850. Unable to manage networking component. Operating system corruption may be preventing installation“.

I never got this message on any other computer when installing Cisco VPN client, so a searched a computer with an installed Cisco client on it for the named files and transferred the files from there. Besides dneinobj.dll file you might also get the same message about the files dne32x.sys, dne64x.sys,, dne2000.exe, dne2000.inf, DNE2000.sys,,dne2000m.inf that they are needed.

If you get the Files needed message about any of the files listed above try this:

  • Go to the computer with an installed Cisco VPN client and find the missing file on it. It’s likely going to be either in C:\Windows\System32 or C:\Program Files\Common Files\Deterministic Networks folder, you can also take the missing files from the following zip file DNE
  • Copy the folders to the computer where the files are missing and when you get the Files needed message press the Browse button and select the location where you copied the files