Cisco ASA: Updating and Copying files from USB
Dec05

Cisco ASA: Updating and Copying files from USB

KB ID 0001377 Problem Cisco ASA firewalls have had USB sockets on them for a while, but a dig into the documentation only yielded, ‘for use in future releases’. Well they are working now! Note: Firewall shown is a 5516-X (running version 9.8(1)) Solution Your drive needs to be formatted as FAT (not NTFS), I’m going to update/install some AnyConnect client software, but there’s nothing to stop you uploading a...

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AnyConnect Error – ‘Failed To Get Configuration From Secure Gateway’
Oct19

AnyConnect Error – ‘Failed To Get Configuration From Secure Gateway’

KB ID 0001354 Problem Saw this while attempting to connect to my ASA this week. AnyConnect Secure Mobility Downloader Failed to get configuration from secure gateway. Contact your system administrator Solution Well luckily I’d just made a change so I could focus on the right area straight away. I’d been messing around with the profile xml file associated with my AnyConnect GroupPolicy. If you take a look at my profile...

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Cisco AnyConnect – Running ‘Logon Scripts / OnConnection Scripts’
Oct18

Cisco AnyConnect – Running ‘Logon Scripts / OnConnection Scripts’

KB ID 0001353 Problem I’ve seen this asked a lot in forums, and it came up on EE again today. I’ve never had to set this up in the past, but I’ve posted the links to the correct Cisco articles when people have asked.  After the question was asked again today, I thought I’d take the time to write a decent article on how to do it. Why would you want to do this? You might want to map/reconnect a mapped drive, or...

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Updating the AnyConnect client for Deployment from the Cisco ASA 5500
Jun15

Updating the AnyConnect client for Deployment from the Cisco ASA 5500

KB ID 0000704 Dtd 15/06/17 Problem Your ASA will (by default) update your AnyConnect clients to the latest client software when they connect. However you need to supply the ASA with the updated packages first. Solution 1. Download the latest AnyConnect client package, from Cisco. The one you want will have a file extension of .pkg AnyConnect 4 AnyConnect 3 2. Connect to the ASDM > Configuration > Remote Access VPN > Network...

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Testing AnyConnect With Packet Tracer
Apr05

Testing AnyConnect With Packet Tracer

KB ID 0001298 Dtd 05/04/17 Problem Packet tracer is a great tool, I wrote about it in the ‘Prove It’s Not the Firewall‘ article a while ago. A couple of months ago I was having a discussion with a colleague about packet tracing a remote VPN client to check connectivity, he said at the time, “It will behave differently if the IP you use is already connected”. I never really thought about it until today,...

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AnyConnect – “Connection attempt has failed due to server communication errors’
Jan31

AnyConnect – “Connection attempt has failed due to server communication errors’

KB ID 0001279 Dtd 31/01/17 Problem We had a firewall fail at work this week, as part of the rebuild the latest OS was put on it, version 9.7(1). I thought no more about it until I tried to VPN in and got this; I used my Windows 10 VM and that connected fine, only my MacBook could not connect, this VPN tunnel is a big deal I need it to get onto client’s networks. I tried my other VPN connections and every one was fine, only the...

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