This article describes the options available in order to deploy Sophos Central managed software. The following sections are covered:
Applies to the following Sophos products and versions Sophos Cloud
From Sophos Central, under People you can add a Sophos Central user and email an installer by clicking Add User > expand Email Setup Link > check the installer you want to deploy > Save.
To customize a deployment email for users or distribution group, you can use the non-user specific install links. These can be found under Protect Devices.
After the user installs the software using these links/installers, a new Sophos Central user is automatically created in Sophos Central based on their logon name. This username can be edited to better reflect the user.
For deployment within an organization or as part of a custom package, the installers can be scripted. A typical use case would be installing via third-party deployment tools such as Microsoft SCCM or Active Directory. It is also possible to create a full installer for Windows to minimize the initial download if bandwidth is a concern. For more information see articles:
If required, the Sophos Central software can be included in an image. For guidance on performing this, see relevant articles:
The Windows server and client installer is the same SophosInstall.exe file. The installer automatically checks the operating system being installed to and as a result obtains a different set of credentials to download the appropriate software. If the Windows computers have one or more of the following components installed these will need to be removed before running the Sophos Central installer:
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