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Installation information

Firmware images and tools

The following files are available from the Fortinet support site:

File

Description

FortiClientTools_6.2.1.xxxx.zip

Zip package containing miscellaneous tools, including VPN automation files.

FortiClientSSOSetup_6.2.1.xxxx.zip

FortiClient Single Sign On (FSSO)-only installer (32-bit).

FortiClientSSOSetup_6.2.1.xxxx_x64.zip

FSSO-only installer (64-bit).

The FortiClient (Windows) 6.2.1 standard installer and zip package containing FortiClient.msi and language transforms are included with FortiClient EMS 6.2.1.

The following tools and files are available in the FortiClientTools_6.2.xx.xxxx.zip file:

File

Description

FortiClientVirusCleaner

Virus cleaner.

SSLVPNcmdline

Command line SSL VPN client.

SupportUtils

Includes diagnostic, uninstallation, and reinstallation tools.

VPNAutomation

VPN automation tool.

The following file is available from FortiClient.com:

File

Description

FortiClientVPNOnlineInstaller_6.2.exe

Free VPN-only installer. This VPN-only client does not include Fortinet technical support.

Note

Review the following sections prior to installing FortiClient version 6.2.1Introduction, Special notices, and Product integration and support.

Installation options

When the administrator creates a FortiClient deployment package in EMS, they choose which setup type and modules to install:

  • Secure Remote Access: VPN components (IPsec and SSL) are installed.
  • Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Components: FortiSandbox detection and quarantine features are installed.
  • Additional Security Features: One or more of the following features are installed: AV, Web Filter, SSO, Application Firewall, and Cloud Based Malware Outbreak Protection.
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It is recommended to not install VPN components on Windows Server systems if not required.

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The FortiClient (Windows) installer is available on EMS. You can configure and select installed features and options on EMS.

Upgrading from previous FortiClient versions

FortiClient version 6.2.1 supports upgrade from FortiClient versions 6.0 and later.

Starting with FortiClient 6.2.0, FortiClient EMS 6.2.0, and FortiOS 6.2.0, the FortiClient Endpoint Telemetry license is deprecated. The FortiClient Compliance profile under Security Profiles and the Enforce FortiClient Compliance Check option on the interface configuration pages have been removed from the FortiOS GUI. Endpoints running FortiClient 6.2.0+ now register only with FortiClient EMS 6.2.0+ and compliance is accomplished through the use of compliance verification rules configured on FortiClient EMS 6.2.0+ and enforced through the use of firewall policies. As a result, there are two upgrade scenarios:

  • Customers using only a FortiGate device in FortiOS 6.0 to enforce compliance must install FortiClient EMS 6.2.0+ and purchase a FortiClient Security Fabric Agent License for their FortiClient EMS installation to continue using compliance features.
  • Customers using both a FortiGate device in FortiOS 6.0 and FortiClient EMS running 6.0 for compliance enforcement must upgrade the FortiGate device to FortiOS 6.2.0+, FortiClient to 6.2.0+, and FortiClient EMS to 6.2.0+.

FortiClient (Windows) 6.2.1 features are only enabled when connected to EMS 6.2.0+. If FortiClient (Windows) 6.0 was previously running in standalone mode, ensure to install EMS 6.2.0+, apply the license as appropriate, then connect FortiClient (Windows) to EMS before upgrading to FortiClient (Windows) 6.2.1. You should first upgrade any endpoint running a FortiClient (Windows) version older than 6.0.0 to 6.0.5 using existing 6.0 upgrade procedures.

See the FortiClient and FortiClient EMS Upgrade Paths for information on upgrade paths and the order in which to upgrade Fortinet products.

Downgrading to previous versions

Downgrading FortiClient version 6.2.1 to previous FortiClient versions is not supported.

Firmware image checksums

The MD5 checksums for all Fortinet software and firmware releases are available at the Customer Service & Support portal. After logging in, click on Download > Firmware Image Checksums, enter the image file name, including the extension, and select Get Checksum Code.

Installation information

Firmware images and tools

The following files are available from the Fortinet support site:

File

Description

FortiClientTools_6.2.1.xxxx.zip

Zip package containing miscellaneous tools, including VPN automation files.

FortiClientSSOSetup_6.2.1.xxxx.zip

FortiClient Single Sign On (FSSO)-only installer (32-bit).

FortiClientSSOSetup_6.2.1.xxxx_x64.zip

FSSO-only installer (64-bit).

The FortiClient (Windows) 6.2.1 standard installer and zip package containing FortiClient.msi and language transforms are included with FortiClient EMS 6.2.1.

The following tools and files are available in the FortiClientTools_6.2.xx.xxxx.zip file:

File

Description

FortiClientVirusCleaner

Virus cleaner.

SSLVPNcmdline

Command line SSL VPN client.

SupportUtils

Includes diagnostic, uninstallation, and reinstallation tools.

VPNAutomation

VPN automation tool.

The following file is available from FortiClient.com:

File

Description

FortiClientVPNOnlineInstaller_6.2.exe

Free VPN-only installer. This VPN-only client does not include Fortinet technical support.

Note

Review the following sections prior to installing FortiClient version 6.2.1Introduction, Special notices, and Product integration and support.

Installation options

When the administrator creates a FortiClient deployment package in EMS, they choose which setup type and modules to install:

  • Secure Remote Access: VPN components (IPsec and SSL) are installed.
  • Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Components: FortiSandbox detection and quarantine features are installed.
  • Additional Security Features: One or more of the following features are installed: AV, Web Filter, SSO, Application Firewall, and Cloud Based Malware Outbreak Protection.
note icon

It is recommended to not install VPN components on Windows Server systems if not required.

note icon

The FortiClient (Windows) installer is available on EMS. You can configure and select installed features and options on EMS.

Upgrading from previous FortiClient versions

FortiClient version 6.2.1 supports upgrade from FortiClient versions 6.0 and later.

Starting with FortiClient 6.2.0, FortiClient EMS 6.2.0, and FortiOS 6.2.0, the FortiClient Endpoint Telemetry license is deprecated. The FortiClient Compliance profile under Security Profiles and the Enforce FortiClient Compliance Check option on the interface configuration pages have been removed from the FortiOS GUI. Endpoints running FortiClient 6.2.0+ now register only with FortiClient EMS 6.2.0+ and compliance is accomplished through the use of compliance verification rules configured on FortiClient EMS 6.2.0+ and enforced through the use of firewall policies. As a result, there are two upgrade scenarios:

  • Customers using only a FortiGate device in FortiOS 6.0 to enforce compliance must install FortiClient EMS 6.2.0+ and purchase a FortiClient Security Fabric Agent License for their FortiClient EMS installation to continue using compliance features.
  • Customers using both a FortiGate device in FortiOS 6.0 and FortiClient EMS running 6.0 for compliance enforcement must upgrade the FortiGate device to FortiOS 6.2.0+, FortiClient to 6.2.0+, and FortiClient EMS to 6.2.0+.

FortiClient (Windows) 6.2.1 features are only enabled when connected to EMS 6.2.0+. If FortiClient (Windows) 6.0 was previously running in standalone mode, ensure to install EMS 6.2.0+, apply the license as appropriate, then connect FortiClient (Windows) to EMS before upgrading to FortiClient (Windows) 6.2.1. You should first upgrade any endpoint running a FortiClient (Windows) version older than 6.0.0 to 6.0.5 using existing 6.0 upgrade procedures.

See the FortiClient and FortiClient EMS Upgrade Paths for information on upgrade paths and the order in which to upgrade Fortinet products.

Downgrading to previous versions

Downgrading FortiClient version 6.2.1 to previous FortiClient versions is not supported.

Firmware image checksums

The MD5 checksums for all Fortinet software and firmware releases are available at the Customer Service & Support portal. After logging in, click on Download > Firmware Image Checksums, enter the image file name, including the extension, and select Get Checksum Code.