SophosInstall.exe command line switches

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This article provides information on the command line switches to 'SophosInstall.exe'.  These may be required when performing a command line installation or when installing as part of a scripted installation.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos Cloud Managed Endpoint

Operating systems

Command line switches

Command Description

Indicates the action to be performed by the Sophos Cloud installer if the computer is running third-party security software. There are three options:

  • detect: The Sophos Cloud installer detects third-party security software and stops the installation.
  • ignore: The Sophos Cloud installer ignores the presence of third-party security software, and attempts to install the Sophos protection software.
  • remove: The Sophos Cloud installer will remove the third-party security software before installing the Sophos protection software (recommended).
-q Run quietly i.e. without a user interface.

Important: the '-tps' argument should be at the end of the command line. 

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