Installing Tailscale on Windows

Tailscale works with Windows 7 or higher. You can use the same installer on both 32- and 64-bit windows: it will install the right version for your system automatically.

  1. Download the latest installer from our downloads page. For testing, we recommend the "staging" version, which includes extra options for testing.

  2. Run the installer and let it finish. Note the new Tailscale icon in your system tray once installation is complete. You should not need to reboot.

  3. Right-click on the Tailscale icon to expose configuration options and status messages.

  4. Ensure that Test: Full Mesh is enabled.

  5. Click on Log in... to launch a browser authentication window. Authenticate using your @gmail.com address

  6. Verify that the connection is active. The menu should appear similar to the following:

  7. Check out Next Steps for steps on verifying that even a single endpoint is working. With multiple endpoints, simple pings are a good way to start.

Congratulations! You’ve added your Windows workstation to your Tailscale network.

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