This knowledge base 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 Central
To customize a deployment email for users or distribution group, you can use the non-user specific installation links. This can be found under Protect Devices.
For the Windows, right-click the installer > Choose Copy link address.
For macOS, download the installer and navigate to the downloads menu of your browser to reveal and copy the download link.
Once Sophos has been installed, a new Sophos Central user is automatically created in Sophos Central based on their logged in 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, Intune or Active Directory. It is also possible to create a full installer for Windows to minimize the initial download if bandwidth is a concern. See the knowledge base articles below for more information:
If required, the Sophos Central software can be included on an image. For guidance on performing this, see the following knowledge base articles:
The Windows server and client installer is the same SophosSetup.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 endpoint has one or more of the following components installed, uninstall each first before running the Sophos Central installer:
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