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How to Install VPN: Windows

Note: you must have administrative privileges to install the VPN software on your computer.

  1. After you install the AnyConnect client, the software will be upgraded to newer versions automatically. Allow the client to upgrade, when necessary.

    Connect to https://cuvpn.cuvpn.cornell.edu/.
  2. In the User Name box, enter your Cornell NetID or GuestID.
    Note: If you are connecting to a departmental VPN, enter your NetID and the name of the departmental group, for example, pqs665@departmental_group_name.
  3. In the Password box, enter your NetID password.

    log-in

  4. If you see a security warning asking for permission to run an ActiveX control, click Install ActiveX Control or Yes.
  5. When prompted with a security warning to confirm you want to run the application, click the checkbox next to I accept the risk and want to run this application. Click Run.


  1. When prompted with a security warning to allow access to the application, click Allow.


  1. You may be asked to enter the administrator password for your computer.
  2. If the installer is unsuccessful, you'll see a message with a link for the manual installation. See the procedure to manually install below.
  3. When the installer is finished, it displays a screen telling you that the VPN software is running and how to access it.



Manually Install

  1. If the installer is unsuccessful, you'll see a message with a link for the manual installation. Click the link.
  2. You'll see a message asking if you should save the file. Click Save.
  3. The file should be saved in the default download folder. Locate the file named anyconnect-win-3.1.04072-pre-deploy-k9.msi and double-click to open it.
  4. Click Run.
  5. Follow the instructions on screen.

The AnyConnect software is installed.