Advanced Instructions for AnyConnect VPN for Windows XP/Vista/7/8: Command Line Access
The command line interface (CLI) is available from a shell window. With the executable in the path, execute the client. The CLI has a command parser that will aid you in connecting, disconnecting, gathering statistics, etc. The CLI mode is not the preferred interface, but it is functional. The GUI interface is preferred.
Change the directory to: C:\Program Files\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.
Execute the client: vpncli.exe connect tc-vpn-1.vpn.umn.edu.
You should see a numbered list of groups. The groups correspond to the departmental VPN groups. Select the number that corresponds to your desired group. In most cases, "AnyConnect-UofMvpn" will be the correct group.
The default username is in square braces [ ]. If correct, just press Return. If not, enter the correct information and press Return.
Complete these fields:
When connected, you should see a “VPN session established” notice.