Installing the Centrify Agent for Windows

You must install an agent on every Windows computer that you want to manage or audit. You can install the agent in the following ways:

  • Interactively, by running the Centrify setup program on each computer.

    When the installation finishes, the agent configuration panel launches automatically. You can configure the agent to enable Centrify services right away, or exit the configuration panel and configure the agent later. See Installing the Centrify Agent for Windows interactively using the setup program for details about this installation method.

  • Silently, by executing appropriate commands in a terminal window on each computer. This method also requires you to configure the agent registry settings on each computer. See Installing the Centrify Agent for Windows silently on remote Windows computers for details about this installation method.

    A variation of this method is to use a third-party software distribution product, such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), to execute the appropriate command line remotely, so that the software is deployed on remote computers. Using a third-party software distribution product is not covered in this guide.

  • Silently and centrally, by using a Windows group policy to execute installation and registry configuration commands remotely on each computer that is joined to the domain. See Installing the Centrify Agent for Windows silently on all domain computers by using group policy for details about this installation method.

Regardless of the deployment method you choose, you should first make sure that the computers where you plan to deploy meet all of the installation prerequisites.