You can perform a mass deployment of the Log Insight Windows Agent on target computers in a Windows domain.

Get familiar with the procedures described in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887405 and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102.

Verify that you have an administrator account or an account with administrative privileges on the domain controller.

Verify that you have a copy of the Log Insight Windows Agent .msi file.To download the Log Insight Windows Agent .msi file, navigate to the Administration page of the Log Insight Web user interface, in the Management section click Agents, and click the Download Log Insight Windows agent link.

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Log in to the domain controller (DC) as an administrator or a user with administrative privileges.

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Create a distribution point and copy the Log Insight Windows Agent .msi file to the distribution point.

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Open the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) and create a Group Policy Object (GPO) for the deployment of the Log Insight Windows Agent .msi file.

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Edit the GPO for software deployment and assign a package.

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(Optional) If you have generated an .mst file before deployment, edit a GPO to deploy the .msi package using Advanced method. Select the .mst configuration file on the Modifications tab of the GPO Properties window.

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(Optional) To upgrade the Log Insight Windows Agent, copy the upgrade .msi file to the distribution point and go to the Upgrade tab of the GPO Properties window. Add the initially installed version of the .msi file in the Packages that this package will upgrade section.

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Deploy the Log Insight Windows Agent to specific security groups that include the domain users.

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Close all GPMC and GPM Editor windows on the DC and restart client machines twice.

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Verify that Log Insight Windows Agent is installed on the client machines as a local service.

If you configured SERVICEACCOUNT and SERVICEPASSWORD parameters for mass deployment using an .mst file, you must verify that Log Insight Windows Agent is installed on the client machines under the user account you specified.

If the mass deployment of the Log Insight Windows Agent is not successful, see Mass Deployment of the Log Insight Windows Agent is Not Successful.