We have updated our K1200 to 5.3 and would like to deploy agents again through GPO but when I edit the MSI file, the field "Registry" is no longer listed. So where do we embed the KBOX server name/IP address?
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With the 5.3 agent you can skip that step -- all you have to do is rename the msi to ampagent-5.3.44367-x86_yourkboxhostnamehere.msi Then deploy this msi and it will be configured for host=yourkboxhostnamehere
Answered 07/22/2011 by: GillySpy
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So is there a new document to deploy the new agent through GPO? Do we use normal MSI switches to install silently?
Answered 08/18/2011 by: icn2pcs
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This is detailed in the 5.3 Admin Guide. There's no longer any need (or support for) editing the MSI.




Command line parameters for the Agent


Windows Installer Tool = msiexec or msiexec.exe

Install flag = /i
Example: msiexec /i ampagent-5.3.12345-x86

Uninstall flag = /x
Example: msiexec /x ampagent-5.3.12345-x86

Silent install = /qn
Example: msiexec /qn /i ampagent-5.3.12345-x86

Log verbose output = /L*v log.txt


Auto set host name = rename agent_installer.msi_hostname.msi
(Renames the install file to the name of the server name, which automatically sets the host name.)
Example: msiexec /qn /i ampagent-5.3.32941-x86_k1000.kace.com.msi

Set properties
PROPERTY=value (Must use ALL CAPS.)
Example: msiexec /qn /i ampagent-5.3.32941-x86.msi HOST=k1000.kace.com

Set server name
set KACE_SERVER=k1000name (Must be followed by an msiexec call to install.)
Example:

set KACE_SERVER=kbox
msiexec /i ampagent-5.2.12345-x86

The ordering of setting the host is as follows:

1. If the installer contains the name of host, use that
2. If KACE_SERVER is set, use that
3. If amp.conf has a server, use that.
4. If smmp.conf has a server, use that (when updating from 5.1). Do not leave empty. Do not set to kbox. Otherwise, the agent will NOT connect to the server.
Answered 08/18/2011 by: cblake
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The doc was updated recently:
http://www.kace.com/support/kb/index.php?action=artikel&cat=2&id=848&artlang=en
Answered 08/18/2011 by: GillySpy
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Great information, thank you. I did not realize the 5.3 Adin guide was available.
Answered 08/19/2011 by: icn2pcs
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