Installation requirements

The following table lists operating system support and the minimum system requirements.

Operating System Support Minimum System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 or later
  • Microsoft Windows compatible computer with Intel processor or equivalent
  • Compatible operating system and minimum 512MB RAM
  • 600MB free hard disk space
  • Native Microsoft TCP/IP communication protocol
  • Native Microsoft PPP dialer for dial-up connections
  • Ethernet NIC for network connections
  • Wireless adapter for wireless network connections
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader for documentation
  • MSI installer 3.0 or later.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 or later
  • Microsoft Windows compatible computer with Intel processor or equivalent
  • Compatible operating system and minimum 512MB RAM
  • 600MB free hard disk space
  • Native Microsoft TCP/IP communication protocol
  • Native Microsoft PPP dialer for dial-up connections
  • Ethernet NIC for network connections
  • Wireless adapter for wireless network connections
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader for documentation
  • MSI installer 3.0 or later.
  • Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks
  • Mac OS X v10.10 Yosemite
  • Mac OS X v10.11 El Capitan
  • Mac OS X v 10.12 Sierra
  • Apple Mac computer with an Intel processor
  • 256MB of RAM
  • 20MB of hard disk drive (HDD) space
  • TCP/IP communication protocol
  • Ethernet NIC for network connections
  • Wireless adapter for wireless network connections
Windows XP (32-bit) is supported when FortiClient software updates are disabled. You can disable FortiClient software updates by using EMS or FortiClient XML. Signature updates remain supported when FortiClient software updates are disabled.
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