Good morning, we have the task to mass deploy Sophos AV. The problem is when I run the command it seems KACE does not recognize special characters such - -- . But when I run the batch created by KACE located on the programdata\dell\kace\software where the dashes go KACE replaces them with random characters and the installation does not proceed. Unfortunately, Sophos MSI does not take password and user settings. Any comments or help I will appreciate it. Below is the command I have to use.

setup -mng no -updp sophos -user XXXXXXXX -pwd XXXXXXXXXXX -s -ni

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  • I can tell you that I've had scripts in the past that took "" and turned it into random characters.
    I found that creating the script and saving it on a different machine in notepad made that problem go away. I'm sure it had something to do with the file format or something.

    Here is the script we use to install sophos:
    \\XXXXXX\SophosUpdate\CIDs\S005\SAVSCFXP\setup.exe -mng yes -updp \\XXXXX\SophosUpdate\CIDs\S000\SAVSCFXP\ -user XXXXXX -pwd XXXXXX -s -ni
  • Thanks I will try that. When I installed SAS add in had the same problem, I ended up creating a script that will map a drive then copy the files execute a batch file, then install and delete after completion.
  • I am just curious as to why you aren't using the Sophos Enterprise Console to push this out to your workstations/servers. We have never found a reason to use Kace for this, as Sophos has the capability to push to many PC's at once built in.
  • Hi, K, the reason is because we have to install Sophos as a post install in K2000. Also sometimes we have to deploy it manually to single machines that don't connect to AD
  • After talking to KACE support, KACE does not recognize special characters. Here is the solution
    setup.exe "-mng no -updp sophos -user XXXXXXXX -pwd XXXXXXXXXXX -s -ni"

    Add quotations at the beginning of the special command, don't forget to close quotations.
    Have a nice weekend
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After talking to KACE support, KACE does not recognize special characters. Here is the solution
setup.exe  "-mng no -updp sophos -user XXXXXXXX -pwd XXXXXXXXXXX -s -ni"

Add quotations at the beginning of the special command, don't forget to close quotations.
Have a nice weekend - See more at: http://www.itninja.com/question/has-anyone-installed-sophos-using-special-characters#sthash.GB5Rnu3E.dpuf

Answered 03/17/2014 by: josefino
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