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Where do i find Log files of the FortiClient in Windows ?


You may find some of the Log files directly on the Endpoint,

or you may request the Logs of the Client through FortiEMS.

Logs files may be found directly on the Windows Endpoint here:
C:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\logs

If you would like to download debug logs from the Endpoint through FortiEMS I’ve already written a guide how to do that:

If you would like to enable debug logs on the FortiClient through the EMS Server this KB might be helpful:

Further details

Here’s a short list of helpful Log files and where to find them

What’s inside Filepath in diag log (requested through EMS)
Directly on the ClientNotes
FortiClient to FortiEMS Sync Log  EMS Certificate check Status  Tag informations Installer Download infoFCDiagData\general\logs\trace\FortiESNAC_1.logC:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\logs\trace\FortiESNAC_1.logIP addresses transmitted to FortiEMS System informations, like Domain, IP MAC .. Transmitted to EMS
AV LOG shows blocked files and Versions of the SignaturesFCDiagData\general\logs\realtime_scan.logC:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\logs\realtime_scan.log 
Vulnerability logsFCDiagData\general\logs\vcm\DATE TIME\C:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\logs\vcm\DATE TIME\Check summary.json and then check the SIG.json files for details
VPN LogFCDiagData\general\logs\trace\FortiVPN_1.logC:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\logs\trace\FortiVPN_1.logParameters which had been used to connect (like address, machine mode….)
msinfo32 + ErrorreportingFCDiagData\general\SystemInfo.txt Systeminformation + Windows Errorreporting only in the diag log

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