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mark_major
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FortiClient offline installer

Hello,

 

Where can we find offline installers for FortiClient, please?  I.E. this version and all future versions.

 

Often the process of the FortiClient installer connecting to the server and obtaining the files is the longest part of a job.  At least if we had an offline installer, we could anticipate how long the file would take to transfer or do it as a background process, etc.  My current install (update) to FortiClient on a remote laptop has taken half an hour to get to 15%.

 

Thanks,

Mark

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Fullmoon

mark.major@thecotswoldgroup.co.uk wrote:

Hi,

Sometimes I (and the end user) am waiting 10+ minutes for the 'retrieving servers' and 'downloading' stages of the online installer.  This could all be avoided if I could just grab an offline installer from the Fortinet site via the end-users home Internet or silently transfer an offline installer via TeamViewer/VPN in advance.  It is not at all productive for them or myself to watch an installer download stuff for up to 20 minutes.

Oh well,

Mark

 

same sentiments bro. :(

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smeeagain

hi,

 

I had same problem for ages and i have it right now, being away from my work place, withonly a wan connexion, and i dont have the credentials for login in with my organisation licence...

Like said above online installer is most of time very slow, that is a fact, that is very annoying when deploying this to a end user.

 

So why not provide a faster way to get the FC ?

 

I dont understand this...

Especially when you only just need to download it once, check your temporary files in C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Temp when the 'real setup' is engaging and get the FortiCLIENTVPN.exe file generated by the online installer, which is the full setup.

 

That 's it, you got an offline installer...

 

Thank you

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st3fan
New Contributor III

Thanks for the workaround. Pity Fortinet made it unnecessarily complicated.

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josephart

thanks for the tips

I just tried install Forti Client VPN 6.4 on Win7-x64

 

you can find the full installer on "C:\Users\<your_user_name>\AppData\Local\Temp" after completing download of Forti Client Online Installer which are FortiClientVPN.exe (100 MB) and FortiClientVPN.msi (90.4 MB)

 

both are working fine for mass deployment I guess

pavieiraciv

er.prashantsh03 wrote:

Here you can download the offline installer..

https://filestore.fortinet.com/forticlient//FortiClientVPNSetup_6.2.6.0951_x64.exe

This link didn't work for me, but this one did:

https://filestore.fortinet.com/forticlient/downloads/FortiClientVPNSetup_6.2.6.0951_x64.exe

 

as a matter of fact if you go to https://filestore.fortinet.com/forticlient you get and XML with the keys to every forticlient file. Then you just need to add the key to the link and voilà

medicnick83

pavieiraciv Thank you very much for the links - it was most helpful.

 

I have no idea how something so simple can be so difficult but ultimately, you sorted the issue out.

davidsteelerose

Ah yes, maybe. I'll try the macOS version that doesn't say Online. Perhaps this will work. 

 

https://filestore.fortinet.com/forticlient/downloads/FortiClientVPNSetup_6.2.0_macosx.dmg

gavingoldsmith

thanks for the link (above) @er.prashantsh03 - unfortunately it doesn't seem to work anymore. 

Very frustrating that Fortinet make it so difficult for the end users

 

bigsizetronxinh

Download very slow Forti Client version online

Website: tronxinh.com

sipemajor

Hello Janderson

 

That was the way I also used it, I copied the Offline Installer that was downloaded in the folder "C:\ProgramData\ApplicationData\Cache" and pasted it in a folder on the Network and installed it on all computers.

enver
New Contributor

mark.major@thecotswoldgroup.co.uk wrote:

Hello,

 

Where can we find offline installers for FortiClient, please?  I.E. this version and all future versions.

 

Often the process of the FortiClient installer connecting to the server and obtaining the files is the longest part of a job.  At least if we had an offline installer, we could anticipate how long the file would take to transfer or do it as a background process, etc.  My current install (update) to FortiClient on a remote laptop has taken half an hour to get to 15%.

 

Thanks,

Mark

Anyone know of a method to customize the MSI? I have previously used the Forticlient Configurator but this is no longer available.

eyeSome
New Contributor III

enver wrote:

 

Anyone know of a method to customize the MSI? I have previously used the Forticlient Configurator but this is no longer available.

Yes... this is what EMS is for.

JonG27
New Contributor

Thank you to everyone helpful in this thread that provided ways to get the full downloader.

 

BOO to fortinet for making it unnecessarily complicated!