VPN Client Full Featured vs. VPN Only
I would like to point out, that the situation regarding the different versions of the "Fortinet VPN Client" is more than confusing:
1. There is the full featured FortiClient: keeps bugging the users for the Telemetry registration. If registered to an EMS server, the client can not be upgraded though automated MSI deployment solutions (like GPO Deployment or WPKG)...... (you must disconnect manually the EMS Server first, than you can uninstall and run your deployment scenario....).... Why? For me, that is unusable for large scale deployments.....
2. Than there is more or less a "VPN only" version available: The first problem is, that there is no suitable automated deployment scenario starting from version 6.X.X. There is only an "Online Installer" (https://www.forticlient.com/downloads
) available, so if you deploy 30 Clients, it takes 3 days to do so.... The second issue is: Why the unprofessional advertisement "Upgrade to the full version to access additional features and receive technical support."??? Is it really necessary to slam the user in the face with this every time he opens the VPN client?
Could you please make an MSI for the "VPN only version" available, that can be deployed though GPOs?
From my point of view the current situation is more than User and Admin unfriendly.
Kind Greetings, James