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I am trying to access my schools VPN but it isn't working. I haven't used it in awhile but I followed the same procedure and it isn't working.

I installed Cisco's Anytime Connect, I configured the VPN:

I put the gateway as https://sslvpn.uvm.edu and then my user name and password.

However, whenever I try to connect, it says:

The vpn connection failed because the vpn service failed to start.

Am I missing something during set up?

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Installing open connect corrects the problem.

Open connect establishes the connection to the vpn.

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