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Table of Contents

EMS Administration Guide

Deployment & Installers

You can use FortiClient EMS to deploy FortiClient on endpoints. Deploying FortiClient from FortiClient EMS requires the following steps:

  1. Prepare the AD server. See Preparing the AD server for deployment.
  2. Prepare Windows endpoints for FortiClient. See Preparing Windows endpoints for FortiClient deployment.
  3. Add the AD server to FortiClient EMS. See Adding endpoints.
  4. Add a profile and configure FortiClient features in the profile. See Creating a profile to configure FortiClient.
  5. Create a deployment package with the profile in step 4 configured. See Adding a FortiClient deployment package.
  6. Create a deployment configuration. See Creating a deployment configuration.

After you deploy FortiClient on endpoints and endpoints connect to FortiClient EMS, you can update endpoints by editing the associated profiles.

You can also use FortiClient EMS to uninstall and upgrade FortiClient on endpoints.

You cannot use workgroups to deploy an initial installation of FortiClient to endpoints. However, after FortiClient installs on endpoints and endpoints connect to FortiClient EMS, you can use workgroups to uninstall and update FortiClient on endpoints.

You cannot use FortiClient EMS to deploy an initial installation of FortiClient (macOS) to endpoints. However, after FortiClient (macOS) is installed on endpoints and endpoints connect to FortiClient EMS, you can use FortiClient EMS to uninstall and update FortiClient (macOS) on endpoints.

Deployment & Installers

You can use FortiClient EMS to deploy FortiClient on endpoints. Deploying FortiClient from FortiClient EMS requires the following steps:

  1. Prepare the AD server. See Preparing the AD server for deployment.
  2. Prepare Windows endpoints for FortiClient. See Preparing Windows endpoints for FortiClient deployment.
  3. Add the AD server to FortiClient EMS. See Adding endpoints.
  4. Add a profile and configure FortiClient features in the profile. See Creating a profile to configure FortiClient.
  5. Create a deployment package with the profile in step 4 configured. See Adding a FortiClient deployment package.
  6. Create a deployment configuration. See Creating a deployment configuration.

After you deploy FortiClient on endpoints and endpoints connect to FortiClient EMS, you can update endpoints by editing the associated profiles.

You can also use FortiClient EMS to uninstall and upgrade FortiClient on endpoints.

You cannot use workgroups to deploy an initial installation of FortiClient to endpoints. However, after FortiClient installs on endpoints and endpoints connect to FortiClient EMS, you can use workgroups to uninstall and update FortiClient on endpoints.

You cannot use FortiClient EMS to deploy an initial installation of FortiClient (macOS) to endpoints. However, after FortiClient (macOS) is installed on endpoints and endpoints connect to FortiClient EMS, you can use FortiClient EMS to uninstall and update FortiClient (macOS) on endpoints.