Seeing some interesting behavior with GP 5.2.4. On Windows 10 1909, GP disconnects when locking then unlocking the desktop.
- Connect to your gateway then lock the desktop. Leave the desktop locked for a minute or two.
- While locked, the device maintains an active tunnel. This is confirmed by pinging the assigned tunnel address and “show global-protect-gateway current-user | match ‘ip’”
- Unlock the desktop.
The tunnel drops and GP completely disconnects the moment the desktop is unlocked. This behavior is not seen in <= 5.2.3, nor is it seen on macOS. I’ll also note, the device is not sleeping or hibernating — I am simply locking the screen. The laptop is still connected with an active tunnel right up until the device is unlocked.
Give it a try. Let me/us know if it can be reproduced.
I do have a case open for this and they’re reviewing logs. I’m cool if it’s just me; however, I’m worried about all our other Windows hosts as everyone is configured the same (via GPO.)
One further note, when the device is locked for longer than a minute the screen goes dark per power settings. Despite this, the network is still up — including the tunnel. When I hit the enter key, the screens light up, then I enter my password and hit enter. The connection drops at that moment.
We have the issue and support and I have review the logs.
This seems to be related to split tunnel driver gpfltdrv
Due to COVID we are allowing some users to have split tunnel, if I move this users back to the NO split tunnel configuration the issues goes away.
Support mentioned that someone found a REG key that fixes this issue but they have not provided the key....
The reg key is below and it does fix the issue:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\CsEnabled from 1 to 0.
In 5.2.4, it also happens with "No direct access to local network" selected -- for us at least. I'm not keen on fixing this via a registry hack as our configs are controlled by GPO and pretty standard. This issue does not occur in <=5.2.3. So, something changed in a 5.2.4 fix that altered the client behavior.
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