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Missing fw.log and fw.adtlog on Windows Technical Level
  • When SmartView Tracker is opened and connected to a Log Server on Windows, an error appears: "Failed to open file fw.log" or "Failed to open file fw.adtlog". Windows searches for these files, the active logs, indefinitely.
    On a Security Gateway or Log server, this issue will eventually result in a crash of the fwd process.
  • The 'fwlog' command and manual log switch operation fail.
Scheduled Log Switch on Windows machines incorrectly moves the text file that points to the actual active log file. Thus, the active log file cannot be found.

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