I work remote, and use the Cisco VPN client to connect to the network. There’s a timeout set on our concentrator that gives me the boot every day. It’s a minor annoyance to be sure, but still. It’s no fun being deep in thought on a server only to be unceremoniously kicked from the network.
So I’ve been fiddling with the command line interface of the client, to see if I can cobble together a script I can schedule to log me out and back in on my time frame rather than that of the concentrator. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far.
@echo y | "%programfiles(x86)%\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\vpnclient.exe" connect %1 user %2 pwd %3 nocertpwd stdin
The first line disconnects the current connection (if already disconnected the script continues gracefully). The second line needs 3 arguments fed to it in this order: profile, username and password. the @echo y | exists because the concentrator I connect to has a disclaimer splash that requires a Y response to bypass in order to fully establish the connection.
Thus far my only problem is I’ve not found a way to suppress the client GUI window that appears when the disconnect occurs.