Auto Install Agent

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  • Official comment
    Colby Bouma

    We are announcing the End of Life (EOL) of the optional PDQ Agent beta from our existing products. See this blog post for more information https://www.pdq.com/blog/pdq-agent-status-update/

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  • Colby Bouma

    There is currently no way to automatically trigger Agent installations in Inventory. You have to use Deploy.

    The Agent installer is located here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Admin Arsenal\PDQ Inventory\AgentInstaller.exe

    Here's a package you can import:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <AdminArsenal.Export Code="PDQDeploy" Name="PDQ Deploy" Version="16.1.0.0" MinimumVersion="15.0">
      <Package>
        <CurrentLibraryPackageVersionId value="null" />
        <PackageDefinition name="Definition">
          <Conditions type="list">
            <PackageStepCondition>
              <Architecture>Both</Architecture>
              <Version>All</Version>
              <TypeName>OperatingSystem</TypeName>
            </PackageStepCondition>
            <PackageStepCondition>
              <IsUserLoggedOn>AlwaysRun</IsUserLoggedOn>
              <TypeName>LoggedOnUser</TypeName>
            </PackageStepCondition>
            <PackageStepCondition>
              <ConditionMode>None</ConditionMode>
              <InventoryCollectionId value="null" />
              <InventoryCollectionName></InventoryCollectionName>
              <TypeName>Collection</TypeName>
            </PackageStepCondition>
          </Conditions>
          <CopyMode>Push</CopyMode>
          <DelayedApprovalTimeSpan>7.00:00:00</DelayedApprovalTimeSpan>
          <DownloadApprovalMode>Manual</DownloadApprovalMode>
          <InventoryScanProfileId value="1" />
          <IsDownloadApprovalModeInherited value="true" />
          <ScanAfterDeployment value="false" />
          <Steps type="list">
            <InstallStep>
              <CustomCommandLine></CustomCommandLine>
              <FileName>C:\Program Files (x86)\Admin Arsenal\PDQ Inventory\AgentInstaller.exe</FileName>
              <Files>C:\Program Files (x86)\Admin Arsenal\PDQ Inventory\AgentInstaller.Config.xml</Files>
              <IncludeDirectory value="false" />
              <LeaveInstallFile value="false" />
              <MsiOperation>Install</MsiOperation>
              <MsiQuiet value="true" />
              <MsiRestart>Never</MsiRestart>
              <Parameters>/S /Config AgentInstaller.Config.xml</Parameters>
              <SuccessCodes>0,1641,3010,2359302</SuccessCodes>
              <RunAs value="null" />
              <Conditions type="list">
                <PackageStepCondition>
                  <Architecture>Both</Architecture>
                  <Version>All</Version>
                  <TypeName>OperatingSystem</TypeName>
                </PackageStepCondition>
                <PackageStepCondition>
                  <IsUserLoggedOn>AlwaysRun</IsUserLoggedOn>
                  <TypeName>LoggedOnUser</TypeName>
                </PackageStepCondition>
                <PackageStepCondition>
                  <ConditionMode>None</ConditionMode>
                  <InventoryCollectionId value="null" />
                  <InventoryCollectionName></InventoryCollectionName>
                  <TypeName>Collection</TypeName>
                </PackageStepCondition>
              </Conditions>
              <ErrorMode>StopDeploymentFail</ErrorMode>
              <Title>Install PDQ Inventory Agent</Title>
              <TypeName>Install</TypeName>
              <IsEnabled value="true" />
              <IsPostStep value="false" />
              <IsPreStep value="false" />
            </InstallStep>
          </Steps>
          <Timeout value="60" />
          <UseCustomTimeout value="false" />
          <RunAs value="null" />
        </PackageDefinition>
        <Description></Description>
        <NewLibraryPackageVersionId value="null" />
        <OriginalId value="null" />
        <Version>1</Version>
        <IsAutoDownload value="false" />
        <FolderId value="null" />
        <LibraryPackageVersionId value="null" />
        <Name>PDQ Inventory Agent with Config</Name>
        <Path>PDQ Inventory Agent with Config</Path>
        <PackageDisplaySettings name="DisplaySettings">
          <DisplayType>Normal</DisplayType>
          <IconKey>Icon-Package</IconKey>
          <SortOrder value="21" />
        </PackageDisplaySettings>
      </Package>
    </AdminArsenal.Export>
    
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  • Aaron Eccles

    Thank you!

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  • Michael Yorke

    Hello,

    Is this package suitable for linking to the built-in Inventory collections under

    PDQ Agent > PDQ Agent (Not Installed)

    PDQ Agent > PDQ Agent (Old)

    ie. will it install (or upgrade itself) to computers in these collections?

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Colby Bouma

    Yes, you can link it to Not Installed. You don't need to link it to Old because Inventory automatically updates the Agent once it's installed.

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  • David McCoy

    Is this still the recommended solution for deploying the agent using Deploy to new machines? Thanks!

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  • Colby Bouma

    Yes, but there are extra details in this blog post: https://www.pdq.com/blog/installing-the-agent-with-pdq-deploy/

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  • David McCoy

    Awesome, thank you!

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