Downloading the Umbrella Roaming Client
The Cisco Umbrella roaming client can be downloaded from your Umbrella dashboard.
- Navigate to Identities > Roaming Computers.
- Click the (Add ) icon.
- Click Download.
Are you an MSP? If so, visit our bulk deployment page written for MSPs, complete with download link. Deploying just one? Navigate to the client you'd like to deploy to and follow the instructions on this page.
Is the download button disabled? Then you are a read only user and cannot download the Roaming Client. Your download page will look like this:
Installing the Umbrella Roaming Client
Before installing, we recommend reading our Prerequisites article if you have not already done so.
During installation, the Umbrella roaming client can be configured so that the tray icon is hidden (Windows & Mac) and is hidden from removable (Add/Remove Programs on Windows). These options can be used to decrease awareness of the Umbrella roaming client and prevent easy removal from an end user machine with Administrative rights. For more information on how to do this, please read Command Line and Customizations.
Single Machine or Manual Installation
The manual single installation method is best for small organizations which plan to install the Umbrella roaming client on a limited number of computers, as it can be faster to simply install the software manually than to automate it. The single installation method is very straight forward and is similar to installing any other application. It is also very useful for testing a representative workstation in advance of a mass automated deployment.
- Navigate to Identities > Roaming Computers and click the (Add) icon.
- Click Download.
- Extract the installer you've downloaded and follow the wizard to complete the installation.
- Verify installation by checking the tray icon.
Distributed or Automated Installation
The distributed installation is best for a mass deployment using deployments tools such as Group Policy Objects, Apple Remote Desktop, or other tools for automated software installations.
We have a detailed guide for deployments that utilize command line installations, which is what most software deployment tools will use.
We have specific guides for the most common software deployment tools:
- Deploy using GPO in Windows 2003, Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012
- Deploy using Application Install with ORCA
- Deploy using Apple Remote Desktop
- Deploy using JAMF Casper Suite
- Deploying using Standardized Images