Download MSI Installer to Deploy via Active Directory

Use this option if you have Active Directory in your organization and want to install the Faronics Deploy Agent on multiple computers via your Active Directory.

Download the MSI Installer

1. Login into the Faronics Deploy console

2. Click on the Download Agent option on the top navigation.

3. Select the Download MSI Installer to deploy via Active Directory option.

4. Click the DOWNLOAD FOR WINDOWS button.

Share the Deploy Agent Installation Package

MSI must be placed into a network share that must be accessible from all the machines where the Faronics Deploy Agent will be installed. Ensure the share is reachable from all machines.

Automatic and Silent Deployment of Faronics Deploy Agent

1. Navigate to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Group Policy Management.

2. Create a group policy object:

  • Right-click on your domain or organizational unit in the console tree, select Create a GPO in this domain and link it here.

  • Type the name of your GPO (e.g., Faronics Deploy Agent MSI) and press Enter.

3. Create the installation package:

  • Right-click on the GPO and click Edit.

  • Open Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Software Settings, right-click on Software Installation -> New -> Package.

  • In the dialog, type the full path to the installation package, e.g., \\storage\DeployAgent.msi

  • Click Open, then click Assigned, then click OK.

The DeployAgent will be deployed for the selected machines upon the next user login.

We recommend the following GPO (Group Policy) settings to ensure that the MSI distribution process is smooth and seamless:

  • Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates-> Windows Components -> Window Installer -> Always install with elevated privileges

  • Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Logon -> Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon

  • Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Group Policy -> Software Installation policy processing (check "Allow processing across a slow network connection")

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