Posted by: kurtsh | May 29, 2009

INFO: VPN Client Compatibility with Windows 7

flowVPN If you recall. when we released Windows Vista, there were still a lot of challenges involving 3rd party VPN clients from such companies as Cisco, Checkpoint, etc.

The following is a blog post that was made by the Routing & Remote Access blog addressing this concern with regard to the upcoming release of Windows 7.


When you upgrade your computer from an older version of Windows to Windows® 7 or Windows Server® 2008 R2, your 3rd-party virtual private network (VPN) client programs might not work. As Windows evolves, sometimes changes to the underlying infrastructure are required to implement new features, and these changes can sometime break compatibility with older programs. While Microsoft makes every effort to maintain compatibility with older programs, there are some categories of programs that are more likely to be impacted by these changes. VPN clients are one of them.

The tables below show the VPN clients available from different vendors. The tables include the minimum version number that has been tested and known to be compatible with Windows 7 and a link to the vendor’s Web site where you can download the client.

Be sure to review the More information column for any important notes that might be relevant to your use of the client.

Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

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