Silent Agent Deployment on Windows

You can silently deploy the Automox agent on Windows devices using the Windows installer .msi file. You can deploy to a destination group that can also be under a parent group. Follow the command examples to ensure desired group deployment.

Deploying to a destination group using Windows installer:

  1. Download the latest Automox agent from this link:  https://console.automox.com/Automox_Installer-latest.msi.
  2. To execute the installer, modify the command to use your unique access key. The access key can be retrieved in the console from the Settings > Keys tab, or from the Add Devices dialog.  (Replace "YOUR_ORGANIZATION_KEY" in the command with your access key.)
  3. To ensure the agent deploys to a specific group, add the group name in following format: (GROUP="Default Group/Group Name")

Installer command:

msiexec.exe /i "Automox_Installer-latest.msi" /qn /norestart ACCESSKEY=YOUR_ORGANIZATION_KEY GROUP="Default Group/My Destination Group"

Example 1: 

In the following example command, the access key is 12345-789-0 and the destination group is "Accounts Payable".

msiexec.exe /i "Automox_Installer-latest.msi" /qn /norestart ACCESSKEY=12345-789-0 GROUP="Default Group/Accounts Payable"

Example 2:

In the following example command, the access key is 12345-789-0 and the destination group is "Accounts Payable", which is under the parent group "Finance".

msiexec.exe /i "Automox_Installer-latest.msi" /qn /norestart ACCESSKEY=12345-789-0 GROUP="Finance/Accounts Payable"

Note: If you only specify the destination group, there will be no group assignment. You must specify a parent group/destination group or default group/destination group.

Deploying to a destination group using PowerShell

You can also deploy using PowerShell. Use the following command:

Start-Process 'msiexec.exe' -ArgumentList '/i "Automox_Installer-latest.msi" /qn /norestart ACCESSKEY=YOUR_ORGANIZATION_KEY GROUP="Default Group/My Destination Group"'

The requirements related to the "GROUP=" parameter for the installer also apply here. You must specify a parent group or no group assignment will follow. See also Deploying on Windows Using PowerShell.