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199 VOTE
Status SHIPPED
Categories Application Request
Created by Jeffrey Carroll
Created on Jul 1, 2019

FortiClient VPN

We would like to see the FortiClient VPN application added to the list of applications to be updated.

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  • Matt Hall
    Jun 8, 2022

    Basically the msi /x of the current version strips out the registry keys and wipes the profile info on uninstall. I assum PMPC does a uninstall / install thus the keys go. As per everyone else FortiNet would basically say use the Paid client....

    I added a post install .bat and some reg keys:

    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Fortinet\FortiClient\Sslvpn\Tunnels\Company VPN" /v "Description" /t REG_SZ /d "Company VPN"

    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Fortinet\FortiClient\Sslvpn\Tunnels\Company VPN" /v "Server" /t REG_SZ /d "serveraddress:port"

    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Fortinet\FortiClient\Sslvpn\Tunnels\Company VPN" /v "DATA1" /t REG_SZ /d ""

    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Fortinet\FortiClient\Sslvpn\Tunnels\Company VPN" /v "promptusername" /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Fortinet\FortiClient\Sslvpn\Tunnels\Company VPN" /v "promptcertificate" /t REG_DWORD /d 0

    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Fortinet\FortiClient\Sslvpn\Tunnels\Company VPN" /v "DATA3" /t REG_SZ /d ""

    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Fortinet\FortiClient\Sslvpn\Tunnels\Company VPN" /v "ServerCert" /t REG_SZ /d "1"

    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Fortinet\FortiClient\Sslvpn\Tunnels\Company VPN" /v "sso_enabled" /t REG_DWORD /d 0

    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Fortinet\FortiClient\Sslvpn\Tunnels\Company VPN" /v "use_external_browser" /t REG_DWORD /d 0

    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Fortinet\FortiClient\Sslvpn\Tunnels\Company VPN" /v "dual_stack" /t REG_DWORD /d 0

  • Chris
    Jun 7, 2022

    I have also seen where it wipes the vpn config on update. It also occurs when the update is manually run. We used a powershell script in intune running at boot to get around this. I tried cracking the MSI open in Orca but could not find a way to specify these parameters at install of the update. Ideally, that is what we should be able to do or a silent switch to enter those parameters but I think Forti doesn't provide this just to force you to buy the paid version of the VPN client. I also tried running the powershell script as a post script in PMPC but it requires elevating or changing the execution policy on the local machines. Would love to find a workaround for this as well to make the update process less painful.

  • Admin
    Scott McAllister
    Jun 7, 2022

    Hi @Allen Olsen

    I suspect this is an issue specifically with the FortiClient VPN installer itself, as all PatchMyPC-ScriptRunner does is run the installer for FortiClient VPN.

    I'd be keen to know if you see the same behaviour if you manually run the installer for the new version of the FortiClient VPN on a device running a configured older version.

    Additionally, I'd be keen to see the client side logs generated by the FortiClient VPN installer if you have the Manage Installation Logging option enabled for that product in the Publisher.

    If you can test that, and grab those logs and send them to scott@patchmypc.com that'd be fantastic :)

  • Allan Olsen
    Jun 7, 2022

    Hi, thanks for support FortiClient..

    But due to the issue with the Sites config getting wiped, I have disabled the package from Auto-Publishing updates.


    Do we have a solution for this, or is this a general issue with FortiClient VPN?

  • Pawel Jarosz
    May 12, 2022

    Refreshing: Will FortiClient EMS be installable in that way?

  • Paul Graeber
    May 3, 2022

    @Matt Hall. We found the same thing in our environment updating to 7.0.3 and we had done this with SCCM, not PatchMyPC.


    Was quite annoying. We add the VPN settings via GPO, but I also emailed all staff as we have a number of people that would be working from home when it updated. Went pretty smoothly except for the obvious people who don't read emails from Helpdesk.


    I guess you could have a post install script that applies a registry file and that should do the job?

  • Admin
    Scott McAllister
    May 3, 2022

    Hey Matt, If you're having issues please reach out to support@patchmypc.com

  • Matt Hall
    May 3, 2022

    Got it working but noticed it wipes your VPN settings / config on updating. Any workaround for that? or just a crappy MSI from FortiNet?

  • Chris
    Apr 7, 2022

    This appears to be working fine for us for the free version.

  • Admin
    Adam Cook
    Apr 7, 2022

    If you're having issues with this, definitely reach out to us support@patchmypc.com

  • Sebastien Crepeault
    Apr 6, 2022

    Has anyone been able to successfully deploy this?

  • Pawel Jarosz
    Apr 4, 2022

    Will FortiClient EMS be installable in that way?

  • Chris
    Mar 23, 2022

    FortiClient VPN 7.0.3.0193 (MSI-x64) 3/23/2022 12:47:43 PM 0 bytes
    An web error occurred while downloading the file: UnknownError An exception occurred during a WebClient request.

    Chris Moore��� | Systems Administrator | Rather Outdoors Corporation
    Tel: (803) 830-5978
    Email: cmoore@ratheroutdoors.com
    Service Desk:
    North America: (803) 324���6669 |
    UK: +44 1277 285118 | EU/China: +32 33040180
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  • Chris
    Mar 23, 2022

    Hey Simon,

    I see I am missing the Forticlient intune app as well though other new ones I pushed are there as well. I am not as sharp on the logs anymore to tell you why mine failed but assume it's a similar issue. Noticing the same thing with GlobalProtect but that may be due to it requiring an msi file in the app folder similar to Forti.

    Chris Moore? | Systems Administrator | Rather Outdoors Corporation
    Tel: (803) 830-5978
    Email: cmoore@ratheroutdoors.com
    Service Desk:
    North America: (803) 324-6669 |
    UK: +44 1277 285118 | EU/China: +32 33040180
    [https://asset.productmarketingcloud.com/api/assetstorage/1612_457d1d3b-24e7-4e9e-994d-77152608da6c/Original/globalsig-upload2.jpg]

  • Admin
    Adam Cook
    Mar 23, 2022

    Hey Simon, can you ping over a copy of PatchMyPC.log to support@patchmypc.com please?

  • Simon M
    Mar 23, 2022

    Has anyone been able to successfully deploy this?

    I've extracted the MSI and put it in the content directory and it's failed in creating the MSI Intune app because the latest download of Forticlient VPN free version is 7.0.2.009. The paid version is 7.0.3.0193 which it seems it's looking for.

    Please advise.

  • Chris
    Mar 22, 2022

    Woohoo!

    Chris Moore? | Systems Administrator | Rather Outdoors Corporation
    Tel: (803) 830-5978
    Email: cmoore@ratheroutdoors.com
    Service Desk:
    North America: (803) 324-6669 |
    UK: +44 1277 285118 | EU/China: +32 33040180
    [https://asset.productmarketingcloud.com/api/assetstorage/1612_457d1d3b-24e7-4e9e-994d-77152608da6c/Original/globalsig-upload2.jpg]

  • Admin
    Scott McAllister
    Mar 22, 2022

    Hey everyone!

    Sorry for the spam. All going well, the MSI/Free version of the Forticlient VPN should be in todays catalogue release. Please review this KB article before enabling this product in the Publisher - https://patchmypc.com/forticlientvpnmsi

  • Simon M
    Mar 21, 2022

    Excellent thanks Scott, will be a great help

  • Admin
    Scott McAllister
    Mar 21, 2022

    Hey everyone. Please be aware that in order to accommodate the MSI/Free version of the Forticlient VPN we will be making a change to the EXE/Paid version in our catalog.

    The name of the product will change from "Forticlient VPN" to "Forticlient VPN (EXE-x64)".

    This change will be live in todays catalog release. If you have this product selected currently, it will be deselected when the name change is pulled down meaning you will need to reselect the product in your Publisher installation.


    The MSI/Free version of the Forticlient VPN should be available in the catalog later this week.



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13 VOTE

I would like to have FortiClient Products Added to PatchMy PC

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Adding FortiClient Products to PatchMy PC is very important for KAH- Curohs Environment .
Guest about 1 year ago in Application Request 0 SHIPPED
0 VOTE

Add Product FortiClient VPN

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Duplicate, vote for https://ideas.patchmypc.com/ideas/PATCHMYPC-I-197
Allan Olsen about 1 year ago in Application Request 0 SHIPPED
29 VOTE

Add Forticlient VPN

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Add Fortinet Forticlient VPN to the SCUP update catalog
Guest about 3 years ago in Application Request 2 SHIPPED
16 VOTE

ForticlientVPNonly application

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This is used as a vpn client and should be updated regularly
Guest over 1 year ago in Application Request 1 SHIPPED
1 VOTE

Please include the update for the FortiClient VPN v6 as most of the organization using 6.4.0

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Please include the update for the FortiClient VPN v6 as most of the organization using 6.4.0
Guest 10 months ago in Application Request 0 SHIPPED