Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN: Error messages

Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN: Error messages

Windows 7 & 8


'Failed to initialize connection subsystem'

'AnyConnect was not able to establish a connection to the specified secure gateway. Please try connecting again.
Connection attemp has failed.'


'The VPN connection failed due to unsuccessful domain name resolution". '

Windows Vista


'The secure gateway has rejected the connection.'

'Secure gateway has rejected the connection, the following message was received from the gateway: no assigned address.'

'The VPN client agent was unable to create the interprocess communication depot'

(During installation) The VPN client agent was unable to create the interprocess communication depot

Windows XP


(During installation) The VPN client agent was unable to create the interprocess communication depot

The "Internet Connection Sharing" option provides networked computers with the possibility to share a single Internet connection.
This does NOT work with VPN.
Solution: "Internet Connection Sharing" should be disabled.
Then try to reinstall the VPN client.

  • Click Start
  • Click Settings
  • Double-click Network Connections
  • for each local area connection: right click on the link, then click Properties.



  • Go to the Advanced tab.
    Under ICS, the options "Allow other network users to connect through .." should not be checked.


  • Click OK to save settings.
  • Verify 'Internet Connection Sharing" is disabled for each LAN connection.
  • Close the "Network Connections" window.
  • then try to reinstall the VPN client.
  • It could be that you wish to use the "Internet Connection Sharing" at home. Note that you will need to adjust settings every time you want to use VPN.