Upgrading auditing components silently on Windows

If you want to perform a “silent” or unattended installation of the Centrify auditing components, you can do so by specifying the appropriate command line options and Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) file to deploy. You can also use an unattended installation to automate the installation or upgrade on remote computers if you use a software distribution product, such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), to deploy software packages.

If you have the physical CD or ISO image for Centrify software, you can find the Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) files for auditing components in subdirectories under the DirectAudit folder.

Before running the Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) for any component, you should verify the computers where you plan to install meet the prerequisites described in the Auditing Administrator’s Guide.

To install the auditing components silently:

  1. Open a Command prompt window or prepare a software distribution package for deployment on remote computers.

    For information about preparing to deploy software on remote computers, see the documentation for the specific software distribution product you are using. For example, if you are using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), see the Configuration Manager documentation.

  2. Select the appropriate package for the auditing component you want to upgrade.

    For example, locate the following file to install the audit management server on 64-bit operating systems:

    Centrify DirectAudit Audit Management Server64.msi
  3. Run the installer with no user interface and specify the package for the auditing component you want to upgrade.

    For example, to upgrade an agent on 64-bit operating systems, run the following command:

    msiexec /qn /i "Centrify Agent for Windows64.msi"