This article identifies and explains the different installation options in WFBS-SVC and provides the links for the installation procedures.
WFBS-SVC provides the following categories of Agent installation:
- Send Installer Link- Email message is sent to the users who download the package to install the Agent (Agent Installation - Email Link).
- Install on this Endpoint- This method involves direct downloading and immediate installation of the Agent.
If you want to follow this method, refer to this article: Installing the WFBS-SVC Agent via web installation.
- Additional Installation Options
- Conventional installation -Allows single file installation. For the complete procedure for this method, refer to this article: Downloading the WFBS-SVC Agent installer.
- Installation via deployment script - Allows the deployment of the Agent via Windows startup script. This is an efficient option that is useful when installing a large number of Agents. If you want to apply this installation method, refer to this article: Deploying the WFBS-SVC Agent using the example deployment script.
- Login Script Setup installation - Automates the installation of the agent on unprotected computers when they log on to the network. For the instructions on how to do this installation method, refer to this article: Installing WFBS-SVC using the Login Script Setup tool.
When /qn is used, it will trigger RestartManager, exits original Msiexec and re-create another msiexec to install VCRT. It uses 1602 to exit the original msiexec installation flow. RestartManager will keep finishing the installation flow after VCRT msiexec installation finishes. It includes an update result. The Agent will be installed. You may detect 1st msiexec process and when you check the log, it will have this scenario.
It is suggested to use SILENTMODE=1 only in installation flow.
When using GPO or SCCM, /qn does not matter. It will always be silent when executing msiexec in service mode.