Reason 442 Failed to Enable Virtual Adapter – Windows 8 [FIX]




Reason 442 Failed to Enable Virtual Adapter – Windows 8/8.1 (32/64 bit) FIX

In Windows 8/8.1 (32/64 bit ) you may get an error when trying to connect to VPN from Cisco VPN Client saying Reason 442 Failed to Enable Virtual Adapter, to fix this error please make the required changes in the registry as shown in this fix it article
Cisco VPN Client Error:
Secure VPN Connection terminated locally by the Client
Reason 442 Failed to Enable Virtual Adapter

 

reason 442 failed to enable virtual adapter

 

Steps to Fix the Problem

1, Launch registry editor, from run box ( press Windows Key + R Key on keyboard to launch run box ) in run type regedit to launch registry editor

2, Navigate to this key in regitry editor HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CVirtA

reason 442 failed to enable virtual adapter

3, Now on the right side pane, right click DisplayName and select Modify from the options.

reason 442 failed to enable virtual adapter

reason 442 failed to enable virtual adapter

4, Now based on operating system you are using, edit the value data accordingly

Windows 8 32bit (x86)
Change the value data from @oem5.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter to Cisco Systems VPN Adapter

reason 442 failed to enable virtual adapter

Windows 8 64bit (x64)
Change the value data from @oem5.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows to Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows

reason 442 failed to enable virtual adapter

5, To make it easier to understand, let me add this foot note we are only removing this value from value data @oemX.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;
and the new value
data should only contain Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows or Cisco Systems VPN Adapter ( if its 32 bit operating system )

ALSO READ THIS RELATED Cisco VPN Client Installation Error ( FIX )

Error 27850 Unable to Manage Networking Component While Installing Cisco VPN Client [FIX]

 

You can also ask a question on Official Cisco Support Forum for any errors related to Cisco products

Cisco Support Forum Link

Please drop your comments, if this method has fixed your problem, if you are facing any similar error please feel free to ask it under comments sections.




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