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Administration Guide

Getting started with standalone mode

In standalone mode, FortiClient software is installed to computers or devices that have Internet access and are running a supported operating system (OS). After FortiClient is installed, FortiClient automatically connects to FortiGuard to protect the computer or device.

  1. Prepare to install FortiClient. See Provisioning Preparation. During installation, endpoint users choose which FortiClient modules to install. See FortiClient setup types and modules.
  2. Install FortiClient on computers or devices with Internet access. See Provisioning.
  3. Launch FortiClient. FortiClient connects to the Fortinet FortiGuard server to protect the computer.
  4. Configure FortiClient settings. See Settings.
  5. Configure the installed components. Depending on what FortiClient modules were installed, endpoint users can configure one, more, or all of the following modules:
  6. Use the installed modules using the tabs in FortiClient. Depending on what modules were installed, one, more, or all of the following tabs are available in FortiClient:

The Compliance & Telemetry tab is visible but not used in standalone mode.

Getting started with standalone mode

In standalone mode, FortiClient software is installed to computers or devices that have Internet access and are running a supported operating system (OS). After FortiClient is installed, FortiClient automatically connects to FortiGuard to protect the computer or device.

  1. Prepare to install FortiClient. See Provisioning Preparation. During installation, endpoint users choose which FortiClient modules to install. See FortiClient setup types and modules.
  2. Install FortiClient on computers or devices with Internet access. See Provisioning.
  3. Launch FortiClient. FortiClient connects to the Fortinet FortiGuard server to protect the computer.
  4. Configure FortiClient settings. See Settings.
  5. Configure the installed components. Depending on what FortiClient modules were installed, endpoint users can configure one, more, or all of the following modules:
  6. Use the installed modules using the tabs in FortiClient. Depending on what modules were installed, one, more, or all of the following tabs are available in FortiClient:

The Compliance & Telemetry tab is visible but not used in standalone mode.