You can configure the GlobalProtect agent to initiate
and run a script for any or all of the following events: before
and after establishing the tunnel, and before disconnecting the
tunnel. To run the script at a particular event, reference the batch
script from a command registry entry for that event. The following
examples show scripts you can run on Windows systems at pre-connect, post-connect,
and pre-disconnect events:
Example: Exclude Traffic from the VPN Tunnel on
To exclude traffic from the VPN tunnel
after establishing the VPN connection, reference the following script
registry entry for a post-vpn-connect
event. This enables you to selectively exclude routes and to send
all other traffic through the VPN tunnel.
As a best
practice, delete any exclude network routes that were previously
added before adding the new exclude routes. In most cases, when
a user moves between networks (such as when switching between Wi-Fi
and a local network) the old network routes are automatically deleted.
In the event that the old network routes persist, following this
best practice ensures that traffic destined for the exclude routes
will go through the gateway of the new network instead of the gateway
of the old network.
For a script
that you can copy and paste, go here.
REM Run this script (route_exclude) post-vpn-connect.
REM Add exclude routes. This allows traffic to these
network and hosts to go directly and not use the tunnel.
REM Syntax: route_exclude <network1> <mask1> <network2>
<mask2> ...<networkN> <maskN>
REM Example-1: route_exclude 10.0.0.0 255.0.0.0
REM Example-2: route_exclude 10.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 192.168.17.0
REM Example-3: route_exclude 10.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 192.168.17.0
255.255.255.0 192.168.24.25 255.255.255.255
REM Initialize 'DefaultGateway'
REM Use the route print command and find the DefaultGateway
on the endpoint
@For /f "tokens=3" %%* in (
'route.exe print ^|findstr "\<0.0.0.0\>"'
) Do if not defined DefaultGateway Set "DefaultGateway=%%*"
REM Use the route add command to add the exclude routes
if "%1" =="" goto end
route delete %1
route add %1 mask %2 %DefaultGateway%
Example: Mount a Network Share on Windows Endpoints
mount a network share after establishing a VPN connection, reference
the following script from a
entry for a post-vpn-connect event:
REM Mount filer1 to Z: drive
net use Z: \\filer1.mycompany.local\share /user:mycompany\user1