In order to Deploy Endpoint Agents, you will have two options either by manually installing and linking it to your Altaro Endpoint Manager using the local interface and Access Key or using a custom script to automatically install and link multiple Endpoint Agents.
To start off, go to [Your Customers] [Manage Customer] [Endpoints] [Add Endpoints]
Click [Next] to continue adding the Endpoints. Then you'll get an option to Select a Deployment method:
Here, you will need to choose a Deployment Method for your Endpoint Agents either by manually installing and linking it to your Altaro Endpoint Manager using the local interface and Access Key or using a Silent MSI Installer or Scripted Deployment to automatically install and link multiple Endpoint Agents.
Once you have selected your preferred option, click [Next].
To proceed with a scripted installation, click the download button to get the MSI installer file. Transfer this over to a shared location at the customer's premises.
It's important to take note of the Access Key in the window shown above as this will be used as part of your script. The parameters that can be used with the installer can be found below:
ACCESSKEY — the copied Access Key for this customer
MANAGERADDRESS — Server Address for the Altaro Endpoint Manager
GROUPLABEL — (Optional) You can assign Endpoints being deployed via this script to a Group
Msiexec /i c:\installers\Altaro.EndpointBackup.Agent.Setup.126.96.36.199.msi /q ACCESSKEY="12A3-BC45-D678" MANAGERADDRESS="212.00.00.00" GROUPLABEL="(Type Group Name)"
Once your Endpoints have been linked, you can follow the steps here to Approve your Endpoints and start taking backups.
Silent MSI Installer for GPO
You can also make use of the Group Policy Object (GPO) in order to pass the configuration parameters to the Endpoint Agent's Windows registry.
As part of an existing or a new Group Policy Object and configure the downloaded MSI installer from [Computer Configuration] [Policies] [Software Settings] [Software installation]
Finally in order to setup the configuration parameters via Windows Registry automatically, go to [Computer Configuration] [Preferences] [Windows Settings] [Registry]
Here add you can add the following entries:
- REG ADD HKLM\Software\Altaro\AltaroEndPointAgent\ /v ACCESSKEY /t REG_SZ /d (Access Key)
- REG ADD HKLM\Software\Altaro\AltaroEndPointAgent\ /v MANAGERADDRESS /t REG_SZ /d (Manager Address)
- REG ADD HKLM\Software\Altaro\AltaroEndPointAgent\ /v GROUPLABEL /t REG_SZ /d (Name of Group)
Find an example below, it's worth noting that for [Action] you can use 'Update', which will do both Add and Update.
Standard GUI Installer
Here you will get more information on-screen how to deploy your Endpoints Agents, you can download the setup for the EPA's from there too:
To proceed with a manual installation, click the download button to get the installer file. Transfer this over to your desired Endpoint you would like to backup and run the installation.
After you have installed the Endpoint Agent click [Launch], which will open your default browser (Google Chrome is preferred) and take you to https://localhost:35481
Click anywhere where it says [Click here to link this this Altaro Endpoint Agent to an Altaro Endpoint Manager]
Next, you will need to enter the Altaro Endpoint Manager Server Address (IP address or full FQDN) as well as the Access Key found in the [Invite Endpoints] screen above. Once you've entered the details, click [Next]
Next, simply click [Register] and [Close] to successfully link your Endpoint.
Now that you have linked it, you can follow the steps here to Approve your Endpoint and start backing it up.