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MOMAgent.MSI

You can do a command-line installation on the target computer directly if you have local administrator rights on the target computer. Table 7.2 provides the command-line options for installing agents.

Note

The command-line options for MOMAgent.msi must be uppercase, and the values of the options are case sensitive.

Table 7.2 Command-Line Options for MOMAgent.msi

Option

Description

INSTALLDIR

The destination folder for installing the agent. The default value is %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Operations Manager 2005.

CONFIG_GROUP

The management group name.

MANAGEMENT_SERVER

The primary Management Server for the agent.

MANAGEMENT_SERVER_AD_NAME

Allows mutual authentication in a disjointed domains.

AM_CONTROL

The agent control level:

  • Full for full control.

  • Group for no control.

The default is Group, and the value is case-sensitive.

ACTIONSUSER

The user name of an account to use for the MOM Agent Action Account, if you want to use an account other than the default Local System account.

Note

This has no effect on the account that the MOM service runs under.

ACTIONSPASSWORD

The password of the account to use for the MOM Agent Action Account, if you want to use an account other than the default Local System account.

ACTIONSDOMAIN

The domain of an account to use for the MOM Agent Action Account if you want to use an account other than the default Local System account.

CONFIG_GROUP_OPERATION

Used to remove an agent from a management group. Set this value to one of the following:

RemoveConfigGroup

AddConfigGroup

ModifyConfigGroup

REINSTALL

Required when a configuration group is added, removed, or modified.

Set this value to ALL.

REMOVE

Used to completely remove an agent from the computer. Removes all agent components.

Set this value to MOMXAgent.

REMOVE_CONFIG_GROUP_LIST

Set this value to the Configuration Group name to permanently remove an agent from a management group. When the last management group is deleted from the agent configuration, the agent is removed.

Note

Specify all the required values.

SECURE_PORT

The secure port to use for agent communication. The default value is 1270.

REQUIRE_AUTH_COMMN

To enable mutual authentication, set this value to 1. If this value is set to 0, mutual authentication is not enabled.

The default value is 0.

ALT_MANAGEMENT_SERVER

The name of another Management Server in the same management group. The agent contacts this alternative Management Server only if the primary Management Server (MANAGEMENT_SERVER) is unavailable during the installation process.

Note

After the agent has established communication with the Management Server, the value of the alternative Management Server is determined by the primary Management Server.

Example command-line syntax

An agent with a control level of None installed in the default location using an account other than the default Local System account for the MOM Agent Action Account.

msiexec /i \\<location of setup program>\MOMAgent.msi CONFIG_GROUP="group_name"
 MANAGEMENT_SERVER="server_name"AM_CONTROL="Group" ACTIONSUSER="account_name" ACTIONSPASSWORD="account_password"
 ACTIONSDOMAIN="domain_name" /q

An agent with a control level of Full installed in the default location using an account other than the default Local System account for the MOM Agent Action Account.

msiexec /i \\<location of setup program>\MOMAgent.msi CONFIG_GROUP="group_name"
 MANAGEMENT_SERVER="server_name" AM_CONTROL="Full" ACTIONSUSER="account_name" ACTIONSPASSWORD="account_password"
 ACTIONSDOMAIN="domain_name" /q
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