Description: 442 error using Cisco VPN Client in Windows 7
Common customer description: Cisco VPN connected once then after reboot it no longer connects.
Were any updates installed?
Do you share your internet to another computer from your computer?
Does it connect if you uninstall the VPN client and re-install?
Secure VPN Connection terminated locally by the client.
Reason 442: Failed to enable Virtual Adapter
Steps to resolve:
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service‘s is at fault. If you have this same problem, simply:
1. Stop Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service;
2. Stop and disable Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) Service;
3. Restart Cisco System, Inc. VPN Service.
Launch VPN Client again, and the problem is gone.
Note that I am running Cisco Systems VPN Client version 5.0.07.0290 on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit edition.