Office 365 – How to Setup Exchange Online

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After placing the order, go to the Portal and sign in using the user ID and password given earlier

04 thanks you order

Connect the domain you own or do this later. To prove that the domain belongs to you, you will have to visit GoDaddy or use a different method.

05 domain name

06 verfiy

07 godaddy

08 accept

You can add users now or do that later in admin center

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Perform email migration if necessary or skip this step

10 mail

Install office apps

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Configure DNS records

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OFFICE 365 ADMIN CENTER

Go to Office 365 Admin Center

https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home#/homepage

CREATE USERS

Please refer following tutorial to create users

https://techencyclopedia.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/configure-your-office-365-tenant-add-users/

Edit Users to configure Aliases

16 change alias of user

17 set as primary

18 warning

 

CONFIGURE EXCHANGE ONLINE

Go to Exchange online admin center

19 go to exchange admin center

20 EAC

CHECK YOUR E MAILS

Using Outlook Web Access you can mange your e mails. Alternatively you can use an email client.

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DISABLE SUBSCRIPTION

IF you are not satisfied with the service you have the option to disable office 365

Disable subscripption

 

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How to manually Configure Outlook for Office 365

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In this case Outlook 2013 email client is configure for Office 365 to manage emails.

TUTORIAL

Open Control Panel and Click Mail

01 control panel email

Add a new Profile

02 add profile

03 profile name

Select manual setup

04 manual

Choose Microsoft Exchange server or compatible services

05 settings

Enter the details and select more settings..

Server:

outlook.office365.com

06 username

Go to Security tab

choose Anonymous Authentication for the Logon network security

07 security tab

Go to Connection tab

Tick Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP and Click Exchange Proxy Settings

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Configure Microsoft Exchange Proxy settings and press OK

Use URL

outlook.office365.com

Select only connect to proxy servers that have this principal name in their certificate: and type

msstd:outlook.com

Select Basic Authentication as Proxy authentication settings

09 manual proxy settings

Check Names

10 mail application

Open Outlook 2013 client

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Install and Configure RODC [Read Only Domain Controller] on Windows Server 2016

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Keep in mind that

  • You need at least one writable domain controller to Install a Read Only Domain Controller

TUTORIAL

Firstly install the windows server 2016

https://techencyclopedia.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/install-windows-server-2016-step-by-step/

Log in

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Configure Network Card (provide a static IP address and DNS)

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Add roles and features

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Click Next to continue

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select role based installation type (by default this option is selected)

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Select the Server

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Select Active Directory Domain Service Services Role

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Keep the default features

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Click Next

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Click Install

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Click Close after installation

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Promote the server to a domain controller

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Provide the domain name and user credentials for deployment operations

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Provide DSRM password and select Read Only Domain Controller (RODC)

Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) is a special boot mode for repairing or recovering Active Directory. It is used to log on to the computer when Active Directory has failed or needs to be restored.

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Keep the RODC options as it is

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Keep the locations for AD DS database, log files and SYSVOL as it is

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Review options before installation starts

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Install Active Directory Domain Services

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After Active Directory Domain Services installation restart the server

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Check Installed Read-only Domain controller

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Make sure to Connect to the RODC

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Configure the Administrators role

Type dsmgmt in the run

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Type

local roles
add <DOMAIN>\<user> Administrators

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Log in as other user

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To Configure RODC password policies go to RODC properties

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  • Configure password caching allowed and denied groups as per the requirement
  • Click on Advanced to display a list of users for which the passwords have been cached.

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How to Install Additional Domain Controller in Windows Server 2016

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INTRODUCTION

An Additional Domain Controller is required for services redundancy and for domain authentication improvement in remote Site. Additional Domain Controllers avoid business discontinuity in case of server failure for the primary Domain Controller. Multiple domain controllers can also improve performance by making it easier for clients to connect to a domain controller when logging on to the network. -technet.microsoft.com

Keep in mind

  • We need a Primary domain controller for this tutorial (192.168.1.10)
  • DNS server (In this case DNS is installed along with AD – 192.168.1.10 )

TUTORIAL

Log in to the installed server 2016

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Configure network properties (Provide the DNS server’s address)

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Click Add roles and services

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Role based installation type is selected

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Install Active Directory Domain Service role

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Default features are installed

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Next

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Install

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After the Installation click Close

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Click Promote the server to a domain controller

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Provide the domain name and user credentials for deployment operations

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Provide DSRM password

Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) is a special boot mode for repairing or recovering Active Directory. It is used to log on to the computer when Active Directory has failed or needs to be restored.

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keep the default

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Provide the replication server (In this case primary server SER16.teche.lk)

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Keep the locations for AD DS database, log files and SYSVOL as it is

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Review options

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Install Active Directory Domain Services

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Log in after restarting the server

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Installed primary and additional Domain controllers will be visible at Active Directory Users and Computers

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How to Install Active Directory in Windows Server 2016

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INTRODUCTION

Active Directory (AD) is a directory service that Microsoft developed for Windows domain networks. It is included in most Windows Server operating systems as a set of processes and services. A server running Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is called a domain controller. It authenticates and authorizes all users and computers in a Windows domain type network. -Wiki

In this scenario

  • Static IP address should be given (192.168.1.10)
  • DNS is also installed along with AD DS

TUTORIAL

Firstly, you have to install Windows Server 2016.

https://techencyclopedia.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/install-windows-server-2016-step-by-step/

Log in

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Open Server Manager

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Add roles and Features

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Click Next to continue

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Select Installation type (in this scenario role based is used)

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DNS and AD DS server roles are selected (if you want, DNS can be installed separately)

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Default Features were kept as it is

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Next

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Install

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Installation progress

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Close to finish installation

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Promote the Server to a domain controller

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Add a New Forest and provide the root domain name

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Choose the Desired forest and domain functional level and provide the DSRM password (Do not tick RODC in DC capabilities)

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Keep the default

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Default NetBIOS domain name is kept

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keep the default database locations

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Review Options

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Install

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After installation, restart the system

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Login as the domain administrator

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Check installed AD DS

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Check installed DNS

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How To Install And Configure CCProxy 8.0

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INTRODUCTION

CC Proxy Server can act as an HTTP, mail, FTP, SOCKS, news, telnet and HTTPS proxy server. It features powerful account management functions, including Internet access control, bandwidth control, Internet web filtering, content filtering and time control. It also provides web caching, online access monitoring, access logging and bandwidth usage statistics functions. ~ techspot.com

CCProxy is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP and Vista.

Download the setup file

http://www.youngzsoft.net/ccproxy

INSTALLATION

CCProxy is installed on Windows 7 in this tutorial

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Provide the installation destination

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Review before continuing installation process

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Finish Installation

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CCProxy Configuration

Click Account tab

 

Choose Permit Only and IP Address

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Then Click New

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Provide a User Name, IP Address and Web Filter

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Configure Web Filter (Provide websites to be blocked)

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Click OK to finish Account configuration

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Alternative method

You can scan the IP Addresses too by providing an IP Range

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Monitor the graph when users access the internet

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Configure Client’s Proxy Settings

Internet Explorer Configuration

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Firefox configuration

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How to Install VMware ESXi 6.5

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In this tutorial ESXi 6.5 server is installed

Firstly download the iso file and boot from the CD/DVD to install ESXi 6.5 hypervisor

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Click enter key to proceed

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Accept the End User Agreement

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Select a disk to install VMware ESXi 6.5

 

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Select keyboard layout

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Provide a password for root (local account with all privileges)

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Install VMware ESXI 6.5

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Remove the installation media before rebooting

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After rebooting press F11 to enter the password for root

 

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Connect using following links from the ESXI web client

https://FQDN_of_ESXi/ui
https://IP_Address_of_ESXi/ui

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How to Setup FortiGate Firewall To Access The Internet

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In this case NAT/Route mode is used which allows FortiGate to hide the IP addresses of the private network using network address translation (NAT).

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Login to the FortiGate’s web-based manager

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Configure the internal and WAN interfaces

Go to system –> Network –> Interfaces

Configure the WAN interface

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Configure the internal interface

In this case DHCP is enabled

5 Internal ip

In the MAC Address Access Control List assign the mac address and IP address of the administrator PC

6 internal more

Review the Configuration

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Configure default route at 

Router –> Static –> Static Routes

Set the Destination IP/Mask to 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0, the Device to the Internet-facing interface, and the Gateway to the gateway (or default route) provided by your ISP or to the next hop router, depending on your network requirements.

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Review configuration

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Configure DNS Setting

you can keep the default if you want to

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Configure Policies

Two policies are created in this scenario

  1. General policy – restricted internet access
  2. Administrator PC policy – unrestricted internet access can be given

General Policy

Only HTTP, HTTPS, DNS services are allowed

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Enable NAT and session logging

12 policy NAT

 

Administrator PC policy

Firstly you have to create a new address for admin PC at Firewall Objects –> Address

appropriate subnet number and the interface is configured

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Review created address

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Then create the policy for admin PC. All the services are allowed in this case

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Test the policy configuration by accessing internet using the admin PC and another PC in the network. Monitor the counter changes in policies

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How to Install and Configure Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 – PART 01

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INTRODUCTION

Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG), formerly known as Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA Server), is a network router, firewall, antivirus program, VPN server and web cache from Microsoft Corporation. It runs on Windows Server and works by inspecting all network traffic that passes through it. –wiki

Please note that

  • Active Directory is running on Windows server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 is installed on Windows server 2008 R2

HISTORY

Microsoft Proxy Server —-> ISA Server 2000 —-> ISA Server 2004 —-> ISA Server 2006 —-> ISA Server Appliance Edition —-> Microsoft Forefront TMG MBE —-> Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010

Prerequisites

Firstly You have to install .NET Framework 3.5 or you will get an error

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To Install .NET Framework 3.5 go to Server Manager and click Add Features

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Select .NET Framework 3.5 Features

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Do not forget to install Web server (IIS) and Windows Process Activation Service, first

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Install Windows Process Activation Service

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After installing Web server (IIS) and Windows Process Activation Service you can continue with .NET Framework 3.5 installation.

TUTORIAL

Run Preparation Tool

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Launch Forefront TMG Installation Wizard

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Accept the terms in the License and Agreement

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Provide customer information

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Define Internal Network

In this case following IP range is given

192.168.5.1 - 192.168.5.255

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Install the program

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Finish installation

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Configure Network Settings

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In this scenario Edge Firewall is selected

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Configure LAN adapter settings

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Configure Internet adapter settings

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Finish network setup wizard

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Configure the system settings

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Configure of the host computer

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Define deployment Option

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Microsoft Update Setup

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Customer Feedback

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Complete the deployment wizard

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Please refer How to Install and Configure Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 – PART 02 to continue

REFERENCE

 

How to Reset a FortiGate Firewall to Factory Default Settings

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How to Reset Fortigate Firewall
Credits: GoPro

Please note that the device used in this tutorial is not connected to any production environment.

Firstly connect the cables properly. Refer this video

Cables used to connect to the console port and PC

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Find the COM port first (this is the device manager in Win8.1)

In my case, I had to install the drivers for usb2.0-ser. [Download Drivers at: http://www.winchiphead.com/download/CH341/CH341SER.ZIP]

1 COM port in device manager

Connect using PuTTY

[Download PuTTY at: http://www.putty.org/ ]

2 putty com3 port

Press Enter

3 terminal

If needed reboot the device (sometimes needed). Just give a power reset

4 after reboot

Enter maintainer as the username. For the password bcpb + the serial number of the firewall (letters of the serial number are in UPPERCASE format)

6 enter maintainer and password

enter exec factoryreset and press Y

7 reset or not

8 reseting

CONGRATULATIONS…!!  FortiGate Firewall is restored to the factory defaults configurations. Now you can login through preferred medium. In this case web browser is used.

Use following ip address to connect

192.168.1.99

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Name: admin
password: (keep blank)

 

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Welcome to Fortinet interface

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