This article provides information on deploying the Sophos Central installer to multiple Window computers. It provides a couple of examples to cover common deployment methods.
Before installation, removal of the following software packages is required:
If a device control policy has been sent to a computer, uninstall of Sophos Anti-Virus requires a restart of the computer in order to unload and re-install the kernel driver sdcfilter.sys.
The following sections are covered:
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) Sophos Cloud
SophosInstall.exe is required to run as administrator on the computer. If using logon scripts, the log on user will need to be an administrator on the local computer for the installation to succeed. If your users are not local administrators, then AD start-up scripts should be used.
@echo off SET MCS_ENDPOINT=Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\McsClient.exe IF "%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%" == "x86" GOTO X86_PROG IF NOT EXIST "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\%MCS_ENDPOINT%" GOTO INSTALL exit /b 0 :X86_PROG IF NOT EXIST "%ProgramFiles%\%MCS_ENDPOINT%" GOTO INSTALL exit /b 0 :INSTALL pushd \\servername\share SophosInstall.exe -q Popd
To deploy the script via Active Directory you can either create a new group policy or you can edit an existing one to incorporate the commands given here:
If required, use Creating and using a login script as general guidance on how to deploy a Logon script via Active Directory, substituting the batch file.
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