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Latest Forti-Client Fails With "Turn Off IE Security Configuration"

Hi everyone,


can some please help me with this warning on the latest FortiClient version? I turned off security settings in Server Manager and enhanced security in Internet Properties, but it didn't help. I'm not sure which settings are meant exactly.


I couldn't find any information about this particular message and setting in this forum or anywhere else. Usually there is plenty of how-tos for FortiClient, but not in this case. I'm guessing because it's new.



Best regards


"To make SSL VPN connections work, please turn off IE Security Configuration"

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Hello ormust, 


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Can you please confirm if you after having disabled IE enhanced security configuration, did then reduce the security level from 'High' to 'Medium-high' or 'Medium'. ?
If not please change the security level to medium and verify.



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Hi, Ormust,

Please seen this link, maybe is can solve your problem. FAQs about Enhanced Security Configuration | Microsoft Docs


To turn off Internet Explorer ESC, follow these steps:

  1. Enter Server Manager in Windows search to start Server manager application.

  2. Select Local Server.

  3. Navigate to the IE Enhanced Security Configuration property, select the current setting to open the property page, select the Off option button for the desired users, and then select OK.





  4. Select the Refresh icon on the Server Manager toolbar to see the new settings reflected in the server manager.


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Hi, my laptop has been changed recently and since then I am having this same issue. I have Windows 10 Enterprise 21H2 and FortiClient VPN


Thanks in advance for any help you can bring me.


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