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ITS Networking & Telecommunications

U-M Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Windows 8 User Notice

Recent Microsoft updates installed KB3023607, which broke access using the Cisco Anyconnect client. The fix will be added to future updates. In the meantime, you must install the fix provided by Microsoft.


The U-M Virtual Private Network (VPN) is available to all University of Michigan students, faculty, staff, and sponsored affiliates who have a valid U-M uniqname and umich Kerberos password. It provides an encrypted VPN for all network-computing needs. Using the Cisco VPN client—along with the appropriate U-M VPN profile—provides a secure computing experience when accessing a University of Michigan network from a remote location or when using a wireless connection. If you already have the Cisco VPN Client installed on your computer, simply import the U-M VPN profile(s) for your Operating System.

A separate profile is also available for U-M alumni and retirees. See the FAQ for more information about this profile.

Supported Operating Systems

Known Issues & Bugs

Make sure your computer is updated and secure

Unsupported Operating Systems

For Assistance or Questions

Contact the ITS Service Center:

734-764-HELP (764-4357)