FPCNetworkTemplate Object

The FPCNetworkTemplate object represents a network template. A network template defines the relationships between a set of Forefront TMG networks and the policies that control traffic between those networks in a specific network topology. A network template is stored in an XML file. The FPCNetworkTemplate object properties allow you to set and get a name and description for the network template. You cannot use the Forefront TMG administration COM objects to change the XML file that defines a network template.

The XML file that contains a network template configuration includes:

By default, the following predefined network templates are supplied with Forefront TMG:

A network template can be applied to an array using the SelectNetworkTemplateAndPolicy method of the FPCArray object.

The FPCNetworkTemplate object representing the network template used by an array is referenced through the FPCRef object held in the NetworkTemplateUsed property of the applicable FPCArray object.

This object is an element of an FPCNetworkTemplates collection, and a new object representing a network template can be created by calling the Add method of this collection.

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The FPCNetworkTemplate object defines the following methods.

Method Description


Recursively reads the values of all of the object's properties, including the properties of its subobjects and their elements (for collections), from persistent storage, overwriting any changes that were not saved.


Writes the current values of the object's writable properties to persistent storage.


The FPCNetworkTemplate object defines the following properties.

Property Description


Gets or sets the description of the template.


Gets the large bitmap (.bmp) file content of the network template.


Gets the medium .bmp file content of the network template.


Gets or sets the name of the template.


Gets an FPCNetworksInTemplate collection that specifies the networks included in the template.


Gets the ordinal position of the network template.


Gets the persistent name of the network template.


Gets an FPCPoliciesInTemplate collection that specifies the policies included in the template.


Gets the small .bmp file content of the network template.


Gets the name of the XML file that specifies the network configuration and policies in the network template.

Interfaces for C++ Programming

This collection implements the IFPCNetworkTemplate interface.


Client Requires Windows Vista or Windows XP.
Server Requires Windows Server 2008.
Version Requires Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG).

Declared in Msfpccom.idl.

See Also

COM Objects

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