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