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Essential Check Point™ FireWall-1® NG: An Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Guide by Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy

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Microsoft Networking and SecureClient

A common configuration involving SecureClient includes the ability to access Microsoft Networking services, such as Network Neighborhood, and authenticate to a Windows domain. This section covers how to get this configuration working with SecureClient.

In the vast majority of situations, enabling two options solves almost all Microsoft Networking issues, including the ability to run domain logon scripts:

  • Office Mode

  • Secure Domain Logon (SDL)

Office Mode was discussed previously. SDL causes SecureClient to tie into the Microsoft GINA mechanism, which means that the Windows logon process will automatically invoke SecureClient upon logging into the system. Some additional registry settings are also tweaked (namely ...

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