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EMS Administration Guide

Adding a custom FortiClient installer

You can create a custom FortiClient installer and add it to FortiClient EMS. Alternately, if a connection to FDN is not available, you may need to manually download a FortiClient installer and add it to FortiClient EMS.

All uploaded Windows installers must be .msi or .zip files. All uploaded macOS installers must be .dmg files.

Caution

You cannot upload the FortiClient free VPN client installer available for download at forticlient.com into the Add FortiClient Installer dialog.

To add a custom FortiClient installer:
  1. Download a FortiClient installer. See FortiClient installers. You can also upload a previously customized installer.
  2. Upload the custom installation files:
    1. Go to Manage Installers > FortiClient Installers.
    2. Click Add. The Add FortiClient Installer dialog displays.
    3. Set the following options:

      Name

      Enter a name for the set of installation files.

      Upload Windows Installers

      Upload FortiClient installers for the Windows operating system.

      Windows 64-Bit Installer (ZIP or MSI)

      Click the Browse button to locate and select a custom 64-bit installer for the Windows operating system.

      Windows 32-Bit Installer (ZIP or MSI)

      Click the Browse button to locate and select a custom 32-bit installer for the Windows operating system.

      Upload Mac Installer

      Upload a FortiClient installer for the macOS operating system.

      Mac Installer (DMG)

      Click the Browse button to locate and select a custom installer for the macOS operating system.

      Caution

      Do not upload the installer file for the FortiClient free VPN client as a custom FortiClient installer.

    4. Click Upload. The custom installers are uploaded to FortiClient EMS.

Adding a custom FortiClient installer

You can create a custom FortiClient installer and add it to FortiClient EMS. Alternately, if a connection to FDN is not available, you may need to manually download a FortiClient installer and add it to FortiClient EMS.

All uploaded Windows installers must be .msi or .zip files. All uploaded macOS installers must be .dmg files.

Caution

You cannot upload the FortiClient free VPN client installer available for download at forticlient.com into the Add FortiClient Installer dialog.

To add a custom FortiClient installer:
  1. Download a FortiClient installer. See FortiClient installers. You can also upload a previously customized installer.
  2. Upload the custom installation files:
    1. Go to Manage Installers > FortiClient Installers.
    2. Click Add. The Add FortiClient Installer dialog displays.
    3. Set the following options:

      Name

      Enter a name for the set of installation files.

      Upload Windows Installers

      Upload FortiClient installers for the Windows operating system.

      Windows 64-Bit Installer (ZIP or MSI)

      Click the Browse button to locate and select a custom 64-bit installer for the Windows operating system.

      Windows 32-Bit Installer (ZIP or MSI)

      Click the Browse button to locate and select a custom 32-bit installer for the Windows operating system.

      Upload Mac Installer

      Upload a FortiClient installer for the macOS operating system.

      Mac Installer (DMG)

      Click the Browse button to locate and select a custom installer for the macOS operating system.

      Caution

      Do not upload the installer file for the FortiClient free VPN client as a custom FortiClient installer.

    4. Click Upload. The custom installers are uploaded to FortiClient EMS.