VPN Installation Instructions for Windows - University of Houston
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VPN Installation Instructions for Windows

Installing the VPN
Uninstalling the VPN
Connecting to VPN | Disconnect from VPN
Connecting to FULL VPN
| Disconnect from FULL VPN


Installing the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

  1. Download the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client for Windows installer.                                                                                                         vpnuhedu

  2. Enter the CougarNet credentials.         

  3. Click Login.                       

  4. Select AnyConnect on lower left side of this window.

    click anyconnect

  5.  Click Start AnyConnect.

    start anyconnect
  6. Click Download for Windows.

    download for windows

  7. The download will complete on the lower left hand side of the screen as seen here. 

    Microsoft Edge:

    double click download for Edge


    Google Chrome:
     

    chrome
  8. Double-click the AnyConnect.exe file. (Note: You may encounter a Security Warning screen and must click Run to proceed.)

  9. Click Next.click next

  10. Accept the terms for the License Agreement.

  11. Click Next.

  12. Click Install.
    click install

  13. Allow access from user account control as seen here by clicking Yes.

    UAC
  14. Once the VPN Client is installed and the message below appears, click Finish.finish install

Note: If you get a User Account Control screen asking if you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to your computer click Allow or Accept.




Uninstalling VPN - Windows 10

1. Click Search Bar on lower left hand of screen, type uninstall. Double click Add or Remove Programs

type uninstall


2. In the Search Bar search for CISCO as seen here.

uninstall cisco

3. Select CISCO AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, then click uninstall.

click uninstall

4. Click uninstall again. 

uninstall again

5. Click Yes to uninstall. 

yes to uninstall


6. The CISCO AnyConnect Client has been removed from your computer. 

uninstall completed




Connecting to the UH VPN 

This is for users that need to access UH secure network resources from off campus. Please make sure to have the DUO mobile app installed on your device before starting.    

  1. Launch the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  2. If you don't see Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Clientin the list of programs, navigate to Cisco > Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
  3. Type vpn.uh.edu.
  4. Click Connect.

    connect

  5. Enter your Microsoft 365 email.
  6. Click Next.

    VPN Microsoft 365 Initial Login

  7. Enter your Microsoft 365 password.
  8. Click Sign In

    VPN Microsoft 365 Password Login

  9. Select one of the following:

    norememberme

  10. On your mobile device press Tap To View Actions (Android) or Login request (iPhone)… Or go directly to the DUO mobile app on your phone.  

    iphone

    android


  11. Press Approve.

 accept

Note: Once the VPN connection is established, a message displays in the lower-right corner of your screen, informing you that you are now connected to the VPN. 

 vpn connect

 


Disconnect from the UH VPN

  1. In the notification area, click the Cisco AnyConnect icon disconnect icon  if it is displayed. Otherwise, go to your list of programs and click Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

  2. At the prompt, click Disconnect.

                                  disconnect vpn
Note: If you disconnect from UH VPN you will be required to re-enter your password for reconnections.

Connecting to the Full UH VPN

This is for users that need to access web-based journals and databases licensed by UH Libraries. Please make sure to have the DUO mobile app installed on your device before starting.  

  1. Launch the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  2. If you don't see Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Clientin the list of programs, navigate to Cisco > Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
  3. Type full-vpn.uh.edu.
  4. Click Connect


    connect


  5. Enter your Microsoft 365 email.
  6. Click Next.

    VPN Microsoft 365 Initial Login


  7. Enter your Microsoft 365 password.
  8. Click Sign in


    VPN Microsoft 365 Password Login

  9. Select one of the following: 


    norememberme

  10. On your mobile device press Tap To View Actions (Android) or Login request (iPhone)… Or go directly to the DUO mobile app on your phone.  


    iphone

    android



  11. Press Approve

    accept

           

    
Note: Once the VPN connection is established, a message displays in the lower-right corner of your screen, informing you that you are now connected to the VPN. 

 ciscoanyconnect

 


Disconnect from the Full UH VPN

  1. In the notification area, click the Cisco AnyConnect icon disconnect icon  if it is displayed. Otherwise, go to your list of programs and click Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

  2. At the prompt, click Disconnect.

                                  newdisconnectimage
Note: If you disconnect from the full UH VPN you will be required to re-enter your password for reconnections.