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Smart Connect Windows device onboarding process

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To onboard a Windows device:
  1. On your Windows device, connect to the Onboarding WiFi network.

    The FortiAuthenticator login screen is displayed.
  2. Enter either your G Suite or Azure login credentials, and select Login.
    Once logged in, select Smart Connect.

  3. Enter a unique Device ID and choose your operating system from the Platform dropdown. Click OK.

    A SmartConnect_UserName.exe file will be made available. Save this file.
  4. Run the SmartConnect_UserName.exe file.
    If the Microsoft Defender warning message appears, click More info > Run anyway. If the User Account Control warning appears, click Yes.
    The Fortinet Smart Connect network configuration tool will now run.
  5. Select Start.

    Your device will now be provisioned with the wireless network information and certificates in order to connect to the Secure Wi-Fi SSID.
  6. Once provisioning is complete, click Connect. Your device will now connect to the Secure Wi-Fi network using WPA2 and EAP-TLS.
    You may wish to forget the Onboarding network to prevent your device from automatically connecting to it in the future.
To onboard a Windows device:
  1. On your Windows device, connect to the Onboarding WiFi network.

    The FortiAuthenticator login screen is displayed.
  2. Enter either your G Suite or Azure login credentials, and select Login.
    Once logged in, select Smart Connect.

  3. Enter a unique Device ID and choose your operating system from the Platform dropdown. Click OK.

    A SmartConnect_UserName.exe file will be made available. Save this file.
  4. Run the SmartConnect_UserName.exe file.
    If the Microsoft Defender warning message appears, click More info > Run anyway. If the User Account Control warning appears, click Yes.
    The Fortinet Smart Connect network configuration tool will now run.
  5. Select Start.

    Your device will now be provisioned with the wireless network information and certificates in order to connect to the Secure Wi-Fi SSID.
  6. Once provisioning is complete, click Connect. Your device will now connect to the Secure Wi-Fi network using WPA2 and EAP-TLS.
    You may wish to forget the Onboarding network to prevent your device from automatically connecting to it in the future.