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FortiClient Windows Firewall Profile

We are using FortiClient SSL VPN for our users working from home. We are seeing an issue when some users connect, the Fortinet SSL VPN Virtual Ethernet adapter is not set as a "Domain Network" in Windows and therefore Domain Firewall Policies are not applied. This seems to be transient and doesn't happen every time. Seems to be related to this Microsoft article:

If the Network Location Awareness service is restarted, the connection switches to a "Domain Network" as expected. FortiClient version:

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Was there ever any update on this?  I believe we are experiencing the same issue.


The first regkey fix described in the microsoft link in the first post seemed to have fixed this for us. Will do further testing tomorrow.


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