The GlobalProtect VPN allows a user from a remote location, public network or Internet service, to securely connect to protected University resources that are not accessible off-campus, e.g., file servers, print servers, SQL servers, remote logins to computers. Using the VPN ensures that University resources are accessed in a secure manner. The VPN is ideal for accessing sensitive data, such as HIPAA, FERPA and Research data, when not on the University campus.
All employees have been provided a VPN account but still need to download the software/client as well as request and use their UL2FCTR/DUO account for two-factor authentication.
If you try and login to the GlobalProtect VPN client but the connection fails and you get this Warning/Error message, "Cannot connect to root\cimv2" follow these steps.
Open an Administrator command/powershell prompt
Run "winmgmt /verifyrepository" to confirm that the WMI repository is corrupt.
Run "winmgmt /salvagerepository" to try and repair the WMI repository
If the salvagerepository did not succeed, run "winmgmt /resetrepository", you may have to run this command twice.
What makes the VPN secure?
The VPN uses cryptographic protocols to provide secure connectivity over the Internet. Communications from a remote computer with the VPN client to University resources will be encrypted as they traverse the Internet.