Deploy an agent

The Snow Inventory Agent for Windows can be deployed to discovered objects via the Admin Console. Also, with the deployment it is possible to have any currently installed Snow Inventory Client for Windows (3.x) removed from the object.

  • The user account that performs the deployment needs to have either Local administrator or Domain administrator privileges. By default, the deployment is run by the account that runs the Inventory server.

  • If the hostname of the target is not known, Domain administrator privileges are required.

  • File and Printer Sharing must be enabled on the target computer.

    In the Windows Firewall, the following ports need to be open on the target computer:

    • UDP 137 and 138

    • TCP 139 and 445

    Note

    These ports are disabled by default in the Windows Server operating systems.

  • The target must accept Windows RPC connections.

To deploy an agent:

  1. In the category view, click Discovery.

  2. Select an object in the list, and then click Create deployment.

    The Create deployment dialog box appears.

  3. In the Site name list, select the site where the configuration can be found.

  4. In the Configuration list, select which configuration to deploy to the object.

    Available configurations depend on selected site (previous step).

  5. In the Inventory Agent list, select which agent package to deploy to the object.

    Available packages depend on selected configuration (previous step).

  6. Optionally, type credentials of a user account with administrative privileges in the Domain, User name, and Password boxes.

    If no credentials are provided, the account that runs the Inventory server service will be used.

  7. To have any currently installed Snow Inventory Client for Windows removed from the object, select the Remove legacy client check box.

  8. Click Deploy to save the changes and close the Create deployment dialog box.

    The new deployment is listed in the System Events view.