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EMS Administration Guide

Installer ID group assignment rules

Creating or uploading a FortiClient 6.0 installer includes an option to specify an installer ID. For example, consider you want all endpoints located in your company's headquarters to be placed in the same endpoint group. You can configure a FortiClient 6.0 installer with an "HQ" installer ID, then deploy this installer to the desired endpoints. When the endpoints' FortiClient connects to FortiClient EMS, FortiClient EMS places them in the desired group. In this situation, the process is as follows:

  1. In FortiClient EMS, create an installer ID group assignment rule that requires endpoints with the installer ID "HQ" to be placed into the HQ group. The installer ID's and group's names do not need to match. See Adding an installer ID group assignment rule.
  2. Create or upload a FortiClient 6.0 installer. Specify the "HQ" installer ID when creating or uploading the installer. See Creating FortiClient installers or Uploading custom FortiClient installers.
  3. Deploy the installer to the desired endpoints or send the download link to the desired users.
  4. The endpoints install FortiClient. When FortiClient connects to FortiClient EMS, the endpoint is placed in the HQ group.

Installer ID group assignment rules

Creating or uploading a FortiClient 6.0 installer includes an option to specify an installer ID. For example, consider you want all endpoints located in your company's headquarters to be placed in the same endpoint group. You can configure a FortiClient 6.0 installer with an "HQ" installer ID, then deploy this installer to the desired endpoints. When the endpoints' FortiClient connects to FortiClient EMS, FortiClient EMS places them in the desired group. In this situation, the process is as follows:

  1. In FortiClient EMS, create an installer ID group assignment rule that requires endpoints with the installer ID "HQ" to be placed into the HQ group. The installer ID's and group's names do not need to match. See Adding an installer ID group assignment rule.
  2. Create or upload a FortiClient 6.0 installer. Specify the "HQ" installer ID when creating or uploading the installer. See Creating FortiClient installers or Uploading custom FortiClient installers.
  3. Deploy the installer to the desired endpoints or send the download link to the desired users.
  4. The endpoints install FortiClient. When FortiClient connects to FortiClient EMS, the endpoint is placed in the HQ group.