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FortiClient on Mac ARM with Windows 11 in parallels VM

When will there be an ARM64 Windows 11 version of the FortiClient VPN client be available?

I'm technical consultant working for many customers with many different VPN solutions. I'm using Windows under a Parallels Desktop VM to access those systems on a Macbook pro.

Now I switched to a new Macbook Pro with Apple M1 cpu which has an ARM64 architecture. So I'm now on Windows 11 ARM version. Cisco is the only VPN client (and those on virtual desktops) which is working in this constellation. I tried the 32 and 64 bit versions of the current windows FortiClients, none is working.

I think there has to be a new ARM Windows version with a new tap-module to solve the problem.

Has anyone a clue?


Best regards


New Contributor II

yep same thing

New Contributor

I changed to OpenVPN with ARM version and work perfectly.
FortiClient is taking long time to release ARM version and can not  wait.


Hi. How did you import the profile?

I only have a user name password and the SSL address.

New Contributor

Same issue


New Contributor II

When is this coming out?!

New Contributor II

Any update on this?

New Contributor II

It works perfectly, follow the instructions some comments before.

New Contributor

No it doesn't for all uses.  I use IPsec VPN and it doesn't work for me. 

New Contributor

Problem Solved for Windows 11, download the client, from the microsoft store.  After the install, navigate to Network/VPN -> Add VPN -> choose Fortinet, enter your config settings.  worked perfectly on my side.  Lenovo Thinkpad 13s


Still not working for ipsec vpn.  The old client in the microsoft store doesn't work with that.  


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