FortiClient on Mac ARM with Windows 11 in parallels VM
When will there be an ARM64 Windows 11 version of the FortiClient VPN client be available?
I'm technical consultant working for many customers with many different VPN solutions. I'm using Windows under a Parallels Desktop VM to access those systems on a Macbook pro.
Now I switched to a new Macbook Pro with Apple M1 cpu which has an ARM64 architecture. So I'm now on Windows 11 ARM version. Cisco is the only VPN client (and those on virtual desktops) which is working in this constellation. I tried the 32 and 64 bit versions of the current windows FortiClients, none is working.
I think there has to be a new ARM Windows version with a new tap-module to solve the problem.
Problem Solved for Windows 11, download the client, from the microsoft store. After the install, navigate to Network/VPN -> Add VPN -> choose Fortinet, enter your config settings. worked perfectly on my side. Lenovo Thinkpad 13s
Still not working. The install stops about 75% of the way, then rolls back and says the install was stopped "prematurely". The work-around, if that's what you want to call it, is to install the VPN for Mac. Once connected, the Windows VM can connect through the VPN running on the Mac side.
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