How do I perform a remote silent install of the NetIQ Vulnerability Manager Agent for Windows ? (NETIQKB42546)

  • 7742546
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 10-Sep-2007

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How do I perform a remote silent install of the NetIQ Vulnerability Manager Agent for Windows ?

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NetIQ Vulnerability Manager Agent for Windows 5.0

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To perform a remote silent installation of the NetIQ Vulnerability Manager Agent for Windows:

  1. Download the silent_install.zip file.  This file includes two .ini files that are required to perform the silent installation of the agent.
  2. Create a directory structure on a local machine as follows:  \AgentInst50\Install.
  3. Copy the contents of the folder \Full\Vulnerability Manager Agent located on the Vulnerability Manager installation kit/ CD to the \AgentInst50\Install folder.  
  4. Extract silent_install.ini from the .zip file and rename it to install.ini.
  5. Copy install.ini to the following folder:  \AgentInst\Audit&Secure\install.ini.  Answer yes to overwrite the existing install.ini file.
  6. Extract silent_install_packages.ini from the .zip file and rename it to packages.ini.
  7. Copy silent_install_packages.ini to \AgentInst\Install\packages.ini.
  8. Create a hosts.ini file in the folder \AgentInst\Install.  It should have the following format:

    [HOST LIST]
    Host_0=MACHINE_NAME
    Host_1=MACHINE_NAME2
    ?

    [MACHINE_NAME]
    DomainName=DOMAIN_MACHINE_NAME_BELONGS_TO

    ...

    EXAMPLE:

    [HOST LIST]
    Host_0=test_machine1
    Host_1=test_machine2
    ?

    [test_machine1]
    DomainName=TestDomain1

    [test_machine2]
    DomainName=TestDomain2
    ?
  9. Go to Start|Run.
  10. In the Open field type cmd.
  11. Click OK.  
  12. Type cd\AgentInst\Install.
  13. Run the following command to perform the silent install of the Windows agent:

    Dplsrv.exe /DOMAIN <DomainName> /USER <UserName> /PASSWORD <Password> /TARGETDIR <Directory to install to on the remote target machine>

    EXAMPLE:
    Dplsrv.exe /DOMAIN TestDomain1 /USER administrator /PASSWORD pass /TARGETDIR c:\agent

Note:  When performing a silent install of the agent, you cannot select a specific service account.  The agent will start up under the Local System account.



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Formerly known as NETIQKB42546

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