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The Sophos UTM endpoint installer accepts command line parameters and hence allows you to script the installation/deployment of Sophos Endpoint Security and Control to your network computers.
This article explains what command line interface (CLI) options are available and how you can install Sophos Endpoint Security and Control without manually running the executable file interactively.
Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) UTM Managed Endpoint (Windows 2000+)
You can perform customized installations of endpoint software (Sophos Anti-Virus, Sophos AutoUpdate and Sophos Management Communications System) on Windows computers by running the UTM installer program from a command line. This allows you to deploy endpoint software to your network using a startup script and the installation method of your choice, as well as invoking some of the special features described below.
The UTM installer is supplied as a single executable, named (for example):
Important: If you rename the installer program and run the exe by double-clicking on it the installation will fail. The file will either have to be renamed back to the original filename or the file run from the command line with the '-code' parameter. Further advice on this option is available later in this article.
The name of the installer program is constructed as follows:
By default, the UTM installer runs in a graphical user-interface (GUI) mode. This allows you to install the Sophos protection software by following the on-screen instructions.
Alternatively, you can make the UTM installer execute quietly, i.e., without the GUI, by using the ‘-q’ command. This is useful, for example, if you want to deploy the Sophos UTM protection software using a startup script.
This takes the form SophosMcsEndpoint_<installation-code>.exe [-code <code>][-tps <action>][-q]
SophosMcsEndpoint_<installation-code>.exe [-code <code>][-tps <action>][-q]
Example 1 SophosMcsEndpoint_1234567890ABCDEFG.exe -code 1234567890ABC -tps remove –q
SophosMcsEndpoint_1234567890ABCDEFG.exe -code 1234567890ABC -tps remove –q
This example uses the installer package with the token code, –tps remove to remove third party security software, and –q to make it run silently.
Example 2 SophosEndpoint.exe -code 1234567890ABC -tps remove –q This example shows the installer package renamed with the required token code, –tps remove to remove third party security software, and –q to make it run silently. Note: If you rename the installer file the following applies:
SophosEndpoint.exe -code 1234567890ABC -tps remove –q
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