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Running the Off-Campus VPN Client AnyConnect on Windows 8 or 8.1

Get started running AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client on Windows 8. AnyConnect provides secure access to a restricted network from another network.

You must connect using an Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as Time Warner or Verizon before connecting to AnyConnect.

Initial Configuration of AnyConnect on Windows 8 or 8.1

Anyconnect does not work with Internet Connection Sharing enabled.

  1. Swipe or mouse to the top corner of the right side of your device display. The Charms Bar will appear.
  2. Click the Search Charm.
  3. Swipe to the left or press Esc to close the Charms Bar.
  4. Click or tap on the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility software app to launch the program.
  5. Enter for  Connect to:
  6. Click Select to initiate the connection.
  7. Enter your UBITName and password when prompted.

Once you are connected, you can access services like iprint anywhere or My Virtual Computing Lab as if you were on campus.


Some people with February 2015 Microsoft Security Patches get the error, "Failed to initialize connection subsystem”. 

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Still need help?

Don't know your UBITName or password? Call 716-645-3542, visit one of our two walk-in locations, or send a message.

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