Hello, hoping to get some input on the issues we've been having. We are setting up our KBox in an environment where our workstations have firewalls turned on, and we don't have Active Directory. This makes auto pushing the agent manually somewhat difficult and rather then touch every machine to turn off the firewall we have been told it would be easier to just manually install the kbox agent while we are there. Here is where my troubles start. If I run the Kinstallersetup.exe it prompts me for my Kbox server name. It doesn't matter what I put in that window when I install the agent installs with a server name of "kbox" which is not what our system is called. We have a k1100 and a k2100 so we can't just have them both named "kbox"

I've also tried installing using a batch file command line such as
KInstallerSetup.exe -server=k1100 -display_mode=silent -ssl_enabled=0 -amp_ssl=0
and once finished the config files still list server as "kbox"

I was also interested in using the agent_provision.bat file to help automate some of the dependencies but I can't find any documentation on how to set it up so it will run properly. I realize there is some inside the file but it is woefully non descriptive and difficult to follow. Regardless I believe I would have the same issue.

Has anyone else been able to install the agent by hand recently and successfully point it to a new hostname? Thanks for the feedback.
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That's odd. I manually install the agent on all of our new PCs (I pushed the agent for our initial install) and most of the time it goes without a hitch. I've had it try to default to "kbox" a few times, but usually I can just use the uninstall button, provide the correct name, and it is happy again.

What OS are you installing on? I've manually installed on both XP and Win 7 and so far we are ok.

Casey
Answered 12/10/2010 by: cmccracken
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bcreasey,

You can run the bat file with the following parameters.
agent_provision.bat k1000 client
Answered 12/13/2010 by: dchristian
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What is the Web Server and Hostname you have set in the Network Settings in the admin ui? The agent is autoconfiguring to what that is after first install.

Whatever you set it to, if it's not an IP address, make sure that name is resolvable in your DNS. Use the FQDN for the Web Server name if your client's default domain doesn't match your K1000's.
Answered 12/15/2010 by: jkatkace
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Got things rolling with dchristian's help. Thank you.
Answered 12/15/2010 by: bcreasey
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I believe that you were just missing quotes

KInstallerSetup.exe "-server=k1100 -display_mode=silent -ssl_enabled=0 -amp_ssl=0"
Answered 12/26/2010 by: KevinG
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Hello, I’m interested in having some end users install the KBOX agent via a secured Intranet link. How can I include administrative credentials in the “agent_provision.bat” file or a batch file containing (KInstallerSetup.exe "-server=kbox -display_mode=silent -ssl_enabled=0 -amp_ssl=0"), which would then be associated with the link? Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
Answered 12/31/2010 by: rmstech
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rmstech,

I think this article will point you in the right direction.
[link]http://software.allfaq.org/forums/p/113695/226923.aspx[/link]

Remember any time your leaving you credentials in script, you need to encode.
[link]http://jamesmcdonald.id.au/it-tips/password-obfuscation-in-vbs-admin-scripts[/link]

Hope this helps.
Answered 01/07/2011 by: dchristian
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Great reference information dchristian.
Thanks...
Answered 01/13/2011 by: rmstech
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KevinG,

Your command worked like a charm. Just added it to the logon script for users. Included some logic to check if the agent was already on the computer and install if not. Works beautifully... I see machines popping into inventory as we speak. Thanks again!
Answered 04/22/2011 by: ScottinOkla
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Anyone know if a FQDN would work better than just server name? We are hoping to allow portable devices to check in over web for our employees that have summers off.
Answered 04/27/2011 by: ScottinOkla
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Where can I find KInstallerSetup.exe?

Answered 01/29/2014 by: PT5w7D9m
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