Installing the agent on a computer running Server Core

You cannot use the autorun.exe or the setup.exe program to install components on a computer that is configured to run as a Server Core environment. Instead, you must install from Microsoft Installer (.msi) files using the msiexec command-line program.

To install the Centrify agent for Windows on Server Core:

  1. Use the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) or another command-line tool to enable the .NET Framework.

    For example, if you are using Windows Server 2012 or later and the .NET Framework is located on the installation media in the D:\sources\sxs folder, use the following command:

    DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:D:\sources\sxs

    To install .NET Framework on Windows Server 2008 R2, run the following commands to enable the required features:

    Dism /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx2-ServerCore-WOW64
    Dism /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3-ServerCore-WOW64
    Dism /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx2-ServerCore
    Dism /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3-ServerCore
  2. Copy the Centrify agent for Windows files to the Server Core computer.

    For example:

    copy D:\Common\Centrify* C:\CentrifyAgent
    copy D:\Agent\* C:\CentrifyAgent
  3. Install the Centrify Common Component service using the .msi file.

    For example, to install the Centrify Common Component on a computer with 64-bit architecture, you might use the following command:

    msiexec /i "Centrify Common Component64.msi" /qn
  4. Install the Centrify agent for Windows using the .msi file.

    Run the following command:

    msiexec /i "Centrify agent for Windows64.msi" /qn
  5. Restart the computer with the appropriate shutdown options to complete the installation and start agent services.

    For example, you might run the following command:

    shutdown /r

    Note that restarting the computer is not required if you install only auditing features.