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A Case Study in ASP Asset Management, Deploying SchoolDude at Earlham College!
Randy Kouns, Manager User Service Earlham College
Monica Vance, SchoolDude.com
There are two ways to successfully deploy the audit agent using images. Local admin rights are required to install the audit agent as an NT Service for the first method. If this is an issue, use the Pre-deploy method.
Deploy via local CSetup
The audit agent is “present” but not “installed” on the computer. The first time the computer is used the audit agent is automatically installed by CSetup.exe.
Download the Login Script option from your ITAMDirect account under Account Setup > Download Installation Files to a directory on the master image. Call this directory C:\Centenn.ial\Discovery.
On the master image add an entry to the RunOnce section of the Windows Registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce) which runs CSetup.exe from the C:\Centenn.ial\Discovery directory.
That's all you need to do. After the image has been written to a computer, and the first time the computer is used, CSetup.exe installs the audit agent.
Install the preinstall audit agent on the computer, but leave it in an unregistered state:
Install the audit agent on the master image. The audit agent installs as an NT Service and registers with the database. We now undo that registration so that when it restarts on the computer it reregisters.
Stop the CentennialClientAgent and CentennialIPTransferAgent Services on the master image (but leave them Automatic so they start when the machine is restarted).
Delete the contents of C:\Centenn.ial\Audit\Messages folder. Info.RP0 will be recreated by the CentennialIPTransfer Service when it next runs.
Delete C:\Centenn.ial\Audit\Local.dat and local.xml files. The audit agent will recreate this.
Create the image of the C:\CENTENN.IAL folder and also the C:\Discovery folder and use it to deploy to the target computers.
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