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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Installation requirements

The following table lists OS support and the minimum system requirements.

OS support

Minimum system requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)

FortiClient 6.0.4 does not support Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, or Microsoft Windows 8.

  • Microsoft Windows compatible computer with Intel processor or equivalent
  • Compatible OS and minimum 512 MB RAM
  • 600 MB free hard disk space
  • Native Microsoft TCP/IP communication protocol
  • Native Microsoft PPP dialer for dial-up connections
  • Ethernet NIC for network connections
  • Wireless adapter for wireless network connections
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing documentation
  • MSI installer 3.0 or later

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer

  • Microsoft Windows compatible computer with Intel processor or equivalent
  • Compatible OS and minimum 512 MB RAM
  • 600 MB free hard disk space
  • Native Microsoft TCP/IP communication protocol
  • Native Microsoft PPP dialer for dial-up connections
  • Ethernet NIC for network connections
  • Wireless adapter for wireless network connections
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing documentation
  • MSI installer 3.0 or later

  • macOS Sierra (version 10.12)
  • macOS High Sierra (version 10.13)
  • macOS Mojave (version 10.14)

  • Apple Mac computer with Intel processor
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 20 MB of hard disk drive (HDD) space
  • TCP/IP communication protocol
  • Ethernet NIC for network connections
  • Wireless adapter for wireless network connections

Linux distributions:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 or newer
  • Red Hat 7.4 or newer
  • CentOS 7.4 or newer

with KDE or GNOME

  • Linux compatible computer with Intel processor or equivalent
  • Compatible OS and minimum 512 MB RAM
  • 600 MB free hard disk space
  • TCP/IP communication protocol
  • Ethernet NIC for network connections
  • Wireless adapter for wireless network connections

For Microsoft Windows servers, FortiClient supports the AV and Vulnerability Scan features.

Installation requirements

The following table lists OS support and the minimum system requirements.

OS support

Minimum system requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)

FortiClient 6.0.4 does not support Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, or Microsoft Windows 8.

  • Microsoft Windows compatible computer with Intel processor or equivalent
  • Compatible OS and minimum 512 MB RAM
  • 600 MB free hard disk space
  • Native Microsoft TCP/IP communication protocol
  • Native Microsoft PPP dialer for dial-up connections
  • Ethernet NIC for network connections
  • Wireless adapter for wireless network connections
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing documentation
  • MSI installer 3.0 or later

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer

  • Microsoft Windows compatible computer with Intel processor or equivalent
  • Compatible OS and minimum 512 MB RAM
  • 600 MB free hard disk space
  • Native Microsoft TCP/IP communication protocol
  • Native Microsoft PPP dialer for dial-up connections
  • Ethernet NIC for network connections
  • Wireless adapter for wireless network connections
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing documentation
  • MSI installer 3.0 or later

  • macOS Sierra (version 10.12)
  • macOS High Sierra (version 10.13)
  • macOS Mojave (version 10.14)

  • Apple Mac computer with Intel processor
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 20 MB of hard disk drive (HDD) space
  • TCP/IP communication protocol
  • Ethernet NIC for network connections
  • Wireless adapter for wireless network connections

Linux distributions:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 or newer
  • Red Hat 7.4 or newer
  • CentOS 7.4 or newer

with KDE or GNOME

  • Linux compatible computer with Intel processor or equivalent
  • Compatible OS and minimum 512 MB RAM
  • 600 MB free hard disk space
  • TCP/IP communication protocol
  • Ethernet NIC for network connections
  • Wireless adapter for wireless network connections

For Microsoft Windows servers, FortiClient supports the AV and Vulnerability Scan features.