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Table of Contents

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.

/uninstallfamilys

Uninstalls FortiClient. With this option, the FortiClient installer detects whatever version of FortiClient is installed and uninstalls it. For example, a FortiClient 7.0.3 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_7.0.3.1131_x64.exe /quiet /norestart /log c:\temp\example.log

FortiClient supports the following CLI installation options with FortiESNAC.exe for endpoint control:

Usage:
c:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiESNAC.exe -r|--register <address/invitation> [-p|--port <port>] [-v|--vdom <site>]
c:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiESNAC.exe -u|--unregister
c:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiESNAC.exe -d|--details

Options:
  -h --help Show the help screen
  -r --register Register using an EMS address or an invitation code
  -p --port EMS port, ignored if registering by invitation code (Optional, 8013 by default)
  -v --vdom EMS site, ignored if registering by invitation code (Optional, "Default" by default)
  -u --unregister Unregister from the current EMS
  -k --key Key for registering/deregistering from EMS if required.
                   Will prompt for user input if key verification fails or no key is given.
  -m --remember Remember the given connection key specified by -k|--key when registering to EMS
                   (Optional, will not remember the key by default)
  -d --details Show telemetry details and status

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.

/uninstallfamilys

Uninstalls FortiClient. With this option, the FortiClient installer detects whatever version of FortiClient is installed and uninstalls it. For example, a FortiClient 7.0.3 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_7.0.3.1131_x64.exe /quiet /norestart /log c:\temp\example.log

FortiClient supports the following CLI installation options with FortiESNAC.exe for endpoint control:

Usage:
c:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiESNAC.exe -r|--register <address/invitation> [-p|--port <port>] [-v|--vdom <site>]
c:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiESNAC.exe -u|--unregister
c:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiESNAC.exe -d|--details

Options:
  -h --help Show the help screen
  -r --register Register using an EMS address or an invitation code
  -p --port EMS port, ignored if registering by invitation code (Optional, 8013 by default)
  -v --vdom EMS site, ignored if registering by invitation code (Optional, "Default" by default)
  -u --unregister Unregister from the current EMS
  -k --key Key for registering/deregistering from EMS if required.
                   Will prompt for user input if key verification fails or no key is given.
  -m --remember Remember the given connection key specified by -k|--key when registering to EMS
                   (Optional, will not remember the key by default)
  -d --details Show telemetry details and status