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"Activating VPN adapter failed" - Nortel VPN client Windows 7

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August 18, 2011 12:43:44 AM

Hello,
I am facing problems with the Nortel VPN client 10.04.016. It says "Activating VPN adapter failed".

Help me in this regard. Thanks in advance.
December 13, 2011 7:26:09 AM

Hi,

even though this question is probably too old to remain as an issue, I am pretty sure some people facing the same issue end up here.

I had the same problem with my Nortel VPN client. Upgrading to 10.04.109 did not solve the issue.
Checking the services (right click on my computer-manage-services and applications-services) I have realized that the service for "IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying" was not started and could not be started, because the service "Base Filtering Engine" was missing completely.

I have therefore exported both the BFE Keys and the IKEEXT from the registry of another computer, and imported them to the registry on mine.

Finally I had to add a new user under permissions for the BFE key in the registry. The user name is NT/BFE and it should have full access rights.

This has solved my issue and my VPN is fully functional again!!

Hope this helps
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December 13, 2011 8:18:49 AM

Norton is blocking it!
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February 1, 2012 11:47:32 PM

roachhater_win7 said:
Hi,

even though this question is probably too old to remain as an issue, I am pretty sure some people facing the same issue end up here.

I had the same problem with my Nortel VPN client. Upgrading to 10.04.109 did not solve the issue.
Checking the services (right click on my computer-manage-services and applications-services) I have realized that the service for "IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying" was not started and could not be started, because the service "Base Filtering Engine" was missing completely.

I have therefore exported both the BFE Keys and the IKEEXT from the registry of another computer, and imported them to the registry on mine.

Finally I had to add a new user under permissions for the BFE key in the registry. The user name is NT/BFE and it should have full access rights.

This has solved my issue and my VPN is fully functional again!!

Hope this helps


I was not able to start my services and I couldn't add permissions for the BFE key. Can you please provide more guidance on adding permission/user? I would appreciate it.
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February 1, 2012 11:50:41 PM

Start a new thread.
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