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EMS Administration Guide

Deploying initial installations of FortiClient (macOS)

You cannot use FortiClient EMS to deploy initial installations of FortiClient (macOS). You can deploy an initial installation of FortiClient (macOS) by doing one of the following:

  • Create a custom FortiClient (macOS) deployment package on FortiClient EMS with the FortiClient EMS IP address embedded. Send the deployment package download link to users so they can install FortiClient manually on the endpoint. Once installed, FortiClient (macOS) automatically connects to FortiClient EMS and supports future deployments from FortiClient EMS directly.
  • Use a third party application to perform initial deployment of FortiClient (macOS) to endpoints.

After FortiClient (macOS) is installed on endpoints and has connected FortiClient Telemetry to FortiClient EMS, you can use FortiClient EMS to replace, upgrade, and uninstall FortiClient (macOS).

Deploying initial installations of FortiClient (macOS)

You cannot use FortiClient EMS to deploy initial installations of FortiClient (macOS). You can deploy an initial installation of FortiClient (macOS) by doing one of the following:

  • Create a custom FortiClient (macOS) deployment package on FortiClient EMS with the FortiClient EMS IP address embedded. Send the deployment package download link to users so they can install FortiClient manually on the endpoint. Once installed, FortiClient (macOS) automatically connects to FortiClient EMS and supports future deployments from FortiClient EMS directly.
  • Use a third party application to perform initial deployment of FortiClient (macOS) to endpoints.

After FortiClient (macOS) is installed on endpoints and has connected FortiClient Telemetry to FortiClient EMS, you can use FortiClient EMS to replace, upgrade, and uninstall FortiClient (macOS).