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Deploying FortiClient upgrades from FortiClient EMS

Deploying FortiClient upgrades from FortiClient EMS

You can deploy a FortiClient software update from FortiClient EMS. A prompt appears on the FortiClient endpoint when a deployment package requests deployment. The prompt requests the user to do one of the following:

Prompt option

Description

Install Now

FortiClient performs the upgrade and automatically restarts your computer.

Install Later

Indicate the time to start the upgrade. The default is 8:00 PM. Your computer automatically restarts after the upgrade finishes.

No option

If you do not select an option, the upgrade occurs by default at 8:00 PM. After FortiClient EMS uninstalls the previous version, it asks if the user wants to reboot. The prompt requests the user to do one of the following:

  • Reboot: have the reboot occur immediately.
  • Reboot later: reboot the computer later. You cannot select a specific reboot time. Use this option at your discretion.
Note

As initially installing FortiClient usually requires administrator privileges on the endpoint, upgrades does not require any additional privilege changes. See the following:

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Deploying FortiClient upgrades from FortiClient EMS

You can deploy a FortiClient software update from FortiClient EMS. A prompt appears on the FortiClient endpoint when a deployment package requests deployment. The prompt requests the user to do one of the following:

Prompt option

Description

Install Now

FortiClient performs the upgrade and automatically restarts your computer.

Install Later

Indicate the time to start the upgrade. The default is 8:00 PM. Your computer automatically restarts after the upgrade finishes.

No option

If you do not select an option, the upgrade occurs by default at 8:00 PM. After FortiClient EMS uninstalls the previous version, it asks if the user wants to reboot. The prompt requests the user to do one of the following:

  • Reboot: have the reboot occur immediately.
  • Reboot later: reboot the computer later. You cannot select a specific reboot time. Use this option at your discretion.
Note

As initially installing FortiClient usually requires administrator privileges on the endpoint, upgrades does not require any additional privilege changes. See the following: