Installing Tailscale on Windows

Tailscale works with Windows 7 or later.

If you are installing Tailscale on Windows 7, make sure Service Pack 1 (SP1) and the most recent security patch is installed beforehand. If SP1 is not installed, the Tailscale installation will fail with an error.

This article shows how to install with the Tailscale .exe installer. If you want to use the Tailscale .msi installer, see Installing Tailscale on Windows with MSI.

  1. Download the latest .exe installer from our downloads page. You can use the same .exe installer on both 32- and 64-bit Windows; it will install the right version for your system automatically.

  2. Run the installer. Note the new Tailscale icon in your system tray once installation is complete. If it is not visible, click the up arrow to find it in the system tray overflow area.

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

  4. Under your account, click on Log in to launch a browser window, and authenticate using your SSO identity provider.

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

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