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SSL VPN Junos Pulse for Windows

VPN Account and Installation

1.) You no longer need to request a VPN account to use Junos Pulse. 

2.) You will need administrative rights/privileges for the program installation on your machine. If you do not have admin access to your computer consult your LSP or LAN manager.

This program requires Active X and it should be run in IE 7 or greater. It may be possible to run this program through Chrome and Firefox with Java installed but these browsers aren't officially supported and can be prone to bugs.

Vanderbilt SSL VPN Connection Instructions

Installation will vary with browser type and version but should be similar to the following:
1.) Go to
2.) Enter your VUNET ID and Password then Click Sign In

3.) At the next screen select "Junos-Pulse".

4.) It may ask if you want to enable Active-X, etc. Click Yes or Run
5.) If you see a message "This website wants to install the following add-on: ''..." Click on it to install

6.) It may take several minutes to install the applet so please be patient.
7.) If you see a Security Warning about installing software, click Save File and Install

8.) Some users may need to restart their browser during the initial connection attempt after the applet has been installed. This should only be required on the first connection attempt and when a new version of the applet is released. Most users shouldn't need to do this.

9.) Once connected you should see the following screen. To continue installing the vpn client click on Start button where it says Junos Pulse. 

10.) You will receive a warning message. Click Yes to install.

11. Junos Pulse will then download and install.Once this is completed you should be automatically logged into the vpn.
12.  You can verify that Junos Pulse is running by clicking on the arrow in your system tray.

Logging In
13.) To log in click on the Junos Pulse icon > VU-Junos Pulse ( > Connect

14.) Log in with your VUnetID and ePassword and click Connect

15.) Select Junos Pulse Client > Save settings > Connect.

16.) At this point, you are virtually on the Vanderbilt network. You no longer need to log into VPN via your web browser because your VPN connection is handled through the Junos Pulse client you downloaded.
If your LAN Manager has set it up, you can use tools such as Remote Desktop, network drive mappings, etc. For additional information on what you can do, please see your LAN Manager.

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Logging Out
17.) Once you are finished using the VPN, you will need to click on Junos Pulse icon in the system tray and hit Disconnect.


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Disabling Junos Pulse autostart

1.) Go to Start > type "msconfig" in the search bar and hit Enter

2.) Click on Startup > deselect Junos Pulse > click Apply and OK

Last Modified: 2014-01-02