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Administration Guide

Installing FortiClient using the CLI

You can install FortiClient using the CLI. The following table summarizes the installation options available when using the CLI:

Option

Description

/quiet

Installation is in quiet mode and requires no user interaction.

/passive

Installation is in unattended mode, showing only the progress bar.

/norestart

Does not restart the machine after installation is complete.

/promptrestart

Prompts you to restart the machine if necessary.

/forcerestart

Always restarts the machine after installation.

/uninstallfamily

Uninstalls FortiClient. With this option, the FortiClient installer detects whatever version of FortiClient is installed and uninstalls it. For example, a FortiClient 7.0.1 installer can detect and uninstall an installed copy of FortiClient 7.0.0.

/log <path to log file>

Creates a log file in the specified directory with the specified name.

The following example installs FortiClient build 1131 in quiet mode, does not restart the machine after installation, and creates a log file with the name "example" in the c:\temp directory:

FortiClientSetup_7.0.1.1131_x64.exe /quiet /norestart /log c:\temp\example.log

Installing FortiClient using the CLI

You can install FortiClient using the CLI. The following table summarizes the installation options available when using the CLI:

Option

Description

/quiet

Installation is in quiet mode and requires no user interaction.

/passive

Installation is in unattended mode, showing only the progress bar.

/norestart

Does not restart the machine after installation is complete.

/promptrestart

Prompts you to restart the machine if necessary.

/forcerestart

Always restarts the machine after installation.

/uninstallfamily

Uninstalls FortiClient. With this option, the FortiClient installer detects whatever version of FortiClient is installed and uninstalls it. For example, a FortiClient 7.0.1 installer can detect and uninstall an installed copy of FortiClient 7.0.0.

/log <path to log file>

Creates a log file in the specified directory with the specified name.

The following example installs FortiClient build 1131 in quiet mode, does not restart the machine after installation, and creates a log file with the name "example" in the c:\temp directory:

FortiClientSetup_7.0.1.1131_x64.exe /quiet /norestart /log c:\temp\example.log