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You can install an additional copy of Sophos Update Manager (SUM) using the command line.
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) Enterprise Console 4.5.0Sophos Update ManagerEnterprise Console 5.0.0Enterprise Console 5.1.0Enterprise Console 4.7.0
Open a command prompt (Start | Run | Type: cmd.exe). The command then takes the form:
Msiexec /l*v C:\logname.log /qb- /i “Location of msi”
The available options are:
Optional. Use this switch if:
Location for cac.pem/mrinit.conf If not set, the installer assumes the location is SUM.MSI
Install Location If not set, the installer assumes “C:\Program Files\Sophos\Update Manager”
Hides the Update Manager installation from Add/Remove Programs. Do not include if you want the item to be listed in Add/Remove Programs.
Note: Adding ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT=0 to the installation command will also hide the Sophos Update Manager component in Add/Remove Programs. Therefore do not include this parameter (with any value) if you want the item to be listed.
The procedure for installing an additional update manager without using a script is described in the Help PDF document for your console version.
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