[vpn-help] Shrew Soft 2.17 unable to install Win64 AMD Phenom X4 NVidia NForce

Kevin VPN kvpn at live.com
Mon Aug 29 20:42:15 CDT 2011

On 07/31/2011 12:44 PM, Deon wrote:
> Well, I have found the fix for Shrew Soft
> The default number of services and protocols that can be attached to an
> adapter is 8. Windows 7 64-bit can support up to 14 of these.
> I had to change this registry setting:
> HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\MaxNumFilters

> The default value was 8. I changed to 10 then restarted the ShrewSoft
> client and it installed with no errors.
> *From:* Deon <mailto:deoncranford at carolina.rr.com>
> *Sent:* Saturday, July 30, 2011 10:55 AM
> *To:* vpn-help at lists.shrew.net <mailto:vpn-help at lists.shrew.net>
> *Subject:* Shrew Soft 2.17 unable to install Win64 AMD Phenom X4 NVidia
> NForce
> The install fails twice – during the vfilter.inf process (“couldn’t
> install the network component”) and the virtualnet.inf process
> (“InstallSelectedDriver failed code 0x00000006”).
> I’ve completed the manual uninstall routine found in another message
> thread; even have gone as a far as scanning the registry after the
> reboot for any remaining items pointing to “shrew”, “vfilter”, and
> “virtualnet”. I rerun the install and the same things happens again.
> After the failed install, I tried to manually install the protocol
> filter into the properties of the network card. That results in a
> message that says “Unable to find any drivers for this device”.
> I’ve seen other messages pertaining to similar problems but have not yet
> found an answer that fixes my issue. Any one have any suggestions?
> Thanks in advance.

Deon, thanks for posting a follow-up.  This is really useful and may 
help some others on the list that have inexplicable problems installing 

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