Article Applies To:

Gen6: NSA E10800, NSA E10400, NSA E10200, NSA E10100
Gen6:  NSA 9600, 9400, 9200, 5600, 4600, 3600, 2600.
Gen5: NSA E8510, E8500, NSA E7500, NSA E6500, NSA E5500, NSA 5000, NSA 4500, NSA 3500, NSA 2400, NSA 2400 MX, NSA 240, NSA 220, NSA 220 /W. NSA 250M, NSA 250M /W.
Gen5 TZ Series: TZ 100, TZ 100 Wireless, TZ 200, TZ 200 W, TZ 210, TZ 210 W, TZ 215, TZ 215 W. TZ 105, TZ 105 W, TZ 205, TZ 205 W
Gen4: PRO series: PRO 5060, PRO 4100, PRO 4060,PRO 3060, PRO 2040, PRO 1260.
Gen4: TZ series: TZ 190, TZ 190 W, TZ 180, TZ 180 W, TZ 170, TZ 170 W, TZ 170 SP, TZ 170 SP Wireless, TZ 150, TZ 150 W, TZ 150 Wireless (RevB).

Firmware/Software Version: All versions.
Services: Global VPN Client (GVC)


The SonicWALL Global VPN Client creates a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection between your computer and the corporate network to maintain the confidentiality of private data. Sometimes when you plan to re-install the operating system or uninstall the GVC application you can backup the GVC configuration by going to the following location: C:\Users\***USER***\AppData\Roaming\SonicWALL\SonicWALL Global VPN Client


1) On you computer navigate to the following folder (C:\Users\***USER***\AppData\Roaming\SonicWALL\SonicWALL Global VPN Client)
2) copy/zip the two files and store in a safe place
              Backup.rcf   --  list of all the connections **clear text** without VPN keys or authentication information
              SonicWALL Global VPN Client.rcf -- encrypted list of all connections with VPN keys
3) when the reinstallation of OS or GVC is complete, replace the above files.