resolved - VPN Service not available, The VPN agent service is not responding. Please restart this application after a while.

Today when I tried to connect to VPN through Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, the following error dialog prompted:

 

VPN Service not available
VPN Service not available

And after I clicked "OK" button, the following dialog prompted:

The VPN agent service is not responding
The VPN agent service is not responding

So all of the two dialogs were complaining about "VPN service" not available/not responding. So I ran "services.msc" in windows run and found below:

vpn service
vpn service

When I checked, the service "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Agent" was stopped, and the "Startup type" was "Manual". So I changed "Startup type" to "Automatic", click "Start", then "OK" to save.

After this, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client was running ok and I can connect through it to VPN.

Good Luck & Best Wishes

11 thoughts on “resolved - VPN Service not available, The VPN agent service is not responding. Please restart this application after a while.

  1. already checked services and cisco any connect has been running but still getting same error. then i stop and restart this service but still facing the same fucking issue.

  2. This solution is an elementary one. I've worked in IT for 15+ years and this is one of the first things I would do to troubleshoot. Wasted 3 mins reading this mickey mouse article and another 2 writing this

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