Soo clos with Vista Business i have several laptops, an XP sp2 machine works fine. however my vista notebook can't finish. it goes most of the way through, then says: Specified MainMode Policy does not exist what does this mean? i disabled Windows Defender per another post here. i modified the config xml file to match these settings, just like my working xp machine. here's the entire dialog: C:\QuickVPN Plus>quickvpnplus -u user -p pass -r Public IP -v QuickVPNplus ver: 1.0.6 Flags: 0 (0x0) OSver: 6.0 [T] Figuring out local interface. [T] ipADD 192.168.1.24 [T] defGW 192.168.1.1 [T] match found - I am done here. [T] interface type: 71 Local ip address: 192.168.1.24 Requesting configuration data from (Public IP)... [T] Uri: https://user:pass@Public IP:443/StartConnection.htm?version=1?IP =192.168.1.24?PASSWD=pass?USER=user using WinInet [W] Authorization 12045 - The certificate authority is invalid or incorrect SSLsrvCert: 00:0c:41:91:83:d1 RV082 "Cisco-Linksys, LLC" US Irvine California [T] HttpQueryInfo 401 [T] Setting HTTP username/password [T] HTTP response: 200 - OK [T] Server response --------------------------------- version=1 msgtype=configuration conn steve_rw presharedkey=e96ac25237838d69 rightsubnet=192.168.210.0/24 remotelanip=192.168.210.1 dnsserver=192.168.210.1 domain=linksys.com --------------------------------- LocalAddr: 192.168.1.24 LocalMask: 255.255.255.255 LocalSubnet: 192.168.1.24/255.255.255.255 Presharedkey: e96ac25237838d69 DNSserver: 192.168.210.1 RemoteNet: 192.168.210.0 RemoteMask: 255.255.255.0 RemoteSubnet: 192.168.210.0/255.255.255.0 Removing all dynamic ipsec policies ... netsh ipsec dynamic delete all Creating quick mode ipsec policy QuickVPNplus ... netsh ipsec dynamic add qmpolicy name=QuickVPNplus pfsgroup=grp1 qmsecmethods=" ESP[3DES,MD5]:50000K/3600S" The requested operation requires elevation. Creating main mode ipsec policy QuickVPNplus ... netsh ipsec dynamic add mmpolicy name=QuickVPNplus mmsecmethods="3DES-SHA1-2 3D ES-MD5-2 3DES-SHA1-3" The requested operation requires elevation. Creating host to net ipsec rule ... netsh ipsec dynamic add rule mmpolicy=QuickVPNplus qmpolicy=QuickVPNplus srcadd r=192.168.1.24 dstaddr=192.168.210.0 dstmask=255.255.255.0 mirror=no conntype=al l psk=e96ac25237838d69 tunneldstaddr= (Public IP) ERR IPsec : Specified MainMode Policy does not exist. Creating net to host ipsec rule ... netsh ipsec dynamic add rule mmpolicy=QuickVPNplus qmpolicy=QuickVPNplus dstadd r=192.168.1.24 srcaddr=192.168.210.0 srcmask=255.255.255.0 mirror=no conntype=al l psk=e96ac25237838d69 tunneldstaddr=192.168.1.24 ERR IPsec : Specified MainMode Policy does not exist. Configuration done. Activating tunnel... Pinging 192.168.210.1 with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Ping statistics for 192.168.210.1: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss), I hope it's something simple.