Avaya has released version 10.06.300 of their VPN client (formerly Contivity Extranet Client) that supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8.
This single client supports the following operating systems (in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions);
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- wi01066387 Removal and re-installation of the VPN Client did not restore VPN adapter configurations (such as MTU) to system defaults.
- wi01069254 AVC SSL Tunnel mode may randomly fail to retrieve the banner.
- wi01076085 The Avaya VPN Client was previously unable to handle fragmented UDP frames resulting in data loss. This functionality has been added.
- wi01082043 VPN Client Does Not Send UDP Keepalives In NAT Environments.
- wi01086545 Manual Removal Instructions to Repair Broken Windows 8 Installation.
- wi01090553 VPN Client Route Monitoring for SSL Tunnel Mode is inconsistent or not working as expected.
- wi01090556 The VPN Client disconnects a user due to detected route table changes (via route monitoring) if the client machine’s local area connections renew their DHCP lease while a tunnel is active – and the DHCP server returns a default gateway value (normal in most environments).
- wi01105916 Changes introduced by wi01059319 in 10.06.200 may result in the client returning error “General System Problem.” This has been resolved.
- wi01090812 AVC/SSL connection drops while roaming when original metric lower than VPN adapter.
You should refer to the release notes for all the details, including the interoperability issues.
Note: I’m hosting these files from my own servers so please don’t abuse my generosity by hot-linking to them from other sites or by downloading the files dozens of times needlessly. Since May 5, 2013 the Avaya VPN Client downloads have accounted for ~ 36.8 GB of traffic from this site.
AVC32-10.06.300.exe (32-bit – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8)
AVC64-10.06.300.exe (64-bit – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8)
I’m no longer personally using the Avaya VPN Client. These days I utilize the Juniper Network Connect (and Pulse) client when working remotely. So I’m not really in a position to help everyone with their installation problems. In the past I’ve found that the client will work fine on a fresh OS installation the majority of the time when it wouldn’t work on that same machine prior to the re-imaging.