Netscaler Gateway plugin returns – does it work on Windows 10 Technical Preview?

August 4th, 2015 Update: This workaround has been confirmed to work on the RTM-versjon (build 10240) of Windows 10. A maintenance release for Netscaler 11 that supports Windows 10 is in the works, but the release date is not set (yet).

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The most popular post the last year (2014), has been the one discussing Windows 8.1 and Netscaler Gateway Plugin. Go to https://sysconsultant.sandstad.org/2013/10/18/windows-8-1-and-netscaler-gateway-plugin/ if you want to revisit that post before you continue.

Done? Good! 🙂

Now for the good news….this also works on Windows 10 Technical Preview. I am running Win10 TP (sic) build 9926, which I got through Windows Insider just now. When I tried logging on to a VPN site via Netscaler Gateway earlier, I was just prompted to run the Java client.

Tonight, I wanted to see if the same workaround the was used for Windows 8.1 also works for Win10TP. Short story, it does. 🙂 Just add a REG_SZ value named Platform in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent, and give it the value “Windows NT 6.2” (no quotes, please), and you are good to go. The plugin can be downloaded and installed as usual, and the VPN connection goes up without a hitch.

So, that was my one reason not to upgrade my home PC to Win10…:P. Stay tuned.

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3 thoughts on “Netscaler Gateway plugin returns – does it work on Windows 10 Technical Preview?

  1. geirrs Post author

    This has been tested using Internet Explorer on Windows 8, Win8.1 and Windows 10 Technical Preview, build 9946. It will not work With any other browser, since this change is specific for Internet Explorer.
    Edit: If you have a problem, please state the specifics and I might be able to help you out.

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