Windows VPN Installation

Windows VPN Installation:
1) Navigate to
2) Click “Continue to this website” to accept the websites security certificate.
3) The website will attempt to install an Add-on into your browser, you will have to click the
notification bar at the top, and select “Install This Add-on for All Users on This Computer…”
4) User Account Control will pop up to verify that you really want to install this program, click “Yes”
to accept the prompt.
5) When trusting a Java application from St Cloud State, you should check “Always trust content
from this publisher” and click yes to continue.
6) The last security option you must approve is from Cisco, so you should click “Always trust
content from this publisher” and click run to execute the application.
7) If everything worked correctly, you will now be at the login screen for Cisco VPN.
8) Log in with your HuskyNetID and password.
9) Once you log in, you will need to install the client, so please click the ActiveX bar at the top of
the web browser and select “Run Add-on”.
10) Click yes to the Security Warning Dialog box to accept security settings.
11) Click Allow on the Next security settings box to install the application on your computer.
12) Finally you can click Yes to accept the Security Certificate and finish the installation.
13) Once installation is finished, you will get the following dialog showing that you now have the
VPN icon near your clock in the bottom right of your screen.
14) The following bubble will also pop up near the icon to indicate to you that your VPN connection
is successful.
Using VPN: (after installation)
1. If you followed the Installation Instructions, then the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
application will be installed on your computer. You can find this by browsing to your Start
Button, All Programs, Finding the Cisco folder and opening it. Inside there you will find the
application to launch in order to connect to the VPN.
2. Once you open the application, you will need to type in your SCSU credentials; this will allow
you to connect inbound to the St. Cloud State network.
3. The connected bubble will pop up if you entered in the correct credentials; you are now
connected to the St. Cloud State network.
Disconnecting from VPN:
1. Once you are connected, if you want to disconnect all you need to do is find the VPN Icon in the
bottom right of you screen, right click it, and select Disconnect. You could also choose to Quit,
however if you plan on using the VPN often, then you will only want to disconnect so that you
can connect to it again without navigating to your Start Menu.
2. Occasionally you might get the following dialog box letting you know that the VPN client has
been disconnected. It suggests that you clear your browsers cache which can be done in the
options of you browser. This is to maintain the security of your user account and the files you
“Login Failed” – If you received this error, it means you are not using a correct HuskyNetID or password,
please check your information or contact the HelpDesk at 320-308-2077 for assistance.
“Login Denied” – If you received this error, it means you are not approved for VPN access. To get
approval please complete the VPN Request Form and return it to the SCSU HelpDesk in the Miller
Center, room B43. The HelpDesk will contact you within 5 business days regarding your request. If your
request is approved, you will be notified to reattempt the installation of VPN software. If you have any
questions regarding installation or access, please contact the HelpDesk at 320-308-2077.
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