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Table of Contents

EMS QuickStart Guide

Creating a deployment configuration

To create a deployment configuration:
  1. Go to Deployment > Manage Deployment.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Configure the fields as desired:

    Field

    Description

    Name Required. Enter the desired name.
    Endpoint Groups Optional. Select the desired endpoint group. The list includes device groups for all imported domains and workgroups.
    Action Select Install or Uninstall.
    Deployment Package Select the desired deployment package from the dropdown list.
    Start at a Scheduled Time Specify what time to start installing FortiClient on endpoints.

    Unattended Installation

    When enabled, the end user cannot modify the installation schedule. If needed, the device reboots without warning logged-in users.

    Reboot When Needed Reboot the endpoint to install FortiClient when needed.
    Reboot When No Users Are Logged In Allow the endpoint to reboot without prompt if no endpoint user is logged into FortiClient.
    Notify Users and Let Them Decide When To Reboot When Users Are Logged In Notify the end user if a reboot of the endpoint is needed and allow the user to decide what time to reboot the endpoint. Disable to reboot the endpoint without notifying the user.
    Username Enter the username to perform deployment on AD. You must enter the admin credentials for the AD. The credentials allow FortiClient EMS to install FortiClient on endpoints using AD. If the credentials are wrong, the installation fails, and an error displays in FortiClient EMS.
    Password Enter the password to perform deployment on AD.
    Enable the Deployment Enable or disable.
  4. Click Save.

Creating a deployment configuration

To create a deployment configuration:
  1. Go to Deployment > Manage Deployment.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Configure the fields as desired:

    Field

    Description

    Name Required. Enter the desired name.
    Endpoint Groups Optional. Select the desired endpoint group. The list includes device groups for all imported domains and workgroups.
    Action Select Install or Uninstall.
    Deployment Package Select the desired deployment package from the dropdown list.
    Start at a Scheduled Time Specify what time to start installing FortiClient on endpoints.

    Unattended Installation

    When enabled, the end user cannot modify the installation schedule. If needed, the device reboots without warning logged-in users.

    Reboot When Needed Reboot the endpoint to install FortiClient when needed.
    Reboot When No Users Are Logged In Allow the endpoint to reboot without prompt if no endpoint user is logged into FortiClient.
    Notify Users and Let Them Decide When To Reboot When Users Are Logged In Notify the end user if a reboot of the endpoint is needed and allow the user to decide what time to reboot the endpoint. Disable to reboot the endpoint without notifying the user.
    Username Enter the username to perform deployment on AD. You must enter the admin credentials for the AD. The credentials allow FortiClient EMS to install FortiClient on endpoints using AD. If the credentials are wrong, the installation fails, and an error displays in FortiClient EMS.
    Password Enter the password to perform deployment on AD.
    Enable the Deployment Enable or disable.
  4. Click Save.