Background info

A Cisco VPN I'm using disconnects everything on the local network, I need access to my local network as it contains the documentation I use.

My workaround

  • virtual Windows 10 dial-in PC on our Windows 2016 Hyper-V host
  • Access the dial-in PC using Hyper-V management console
  • Connect the dial-in PC to the Cisco VPN

This works perfectly, the dial-in PC connects to the VPN and on my laptop I have access to our local network.

When I host the same virtual dial-in PC on my Windows 10 Pro laptop the Cisco VPN fails with "Vpn establishment capability from a remote desktop is disabled" (https://serverfault.com/questions/518771/cisco-anyconnect-vpn-establishment-capability-from-a-remote-desktop-is-disabled)


Is the HyperV console of Windows 10 different from the Windows 2016 console ? Is one using RDP while the other is not ?

Is there a way to get this setup to work on Windows 10 ?

I cannot change the VPN settings those are controlled by a third party. They know about, and agree to my workaround.


The "enhanced session mode" connections are practically RDP over VMBUS, and the guest system sees them as additional stations (as seen in qwinsta).

Although it doesn't really matter whether they are RDP – the problem is that they aren't local, i.e. of a different type than the default "console" session.

Disabling enhanced sessions would instead attach you to the actual guest console (local video and keyboard), avoiding this problem.

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