How to install an additional copy of Sophos Update Manager using a batch script

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You can install an additional copy of Sophos Update Manager (SUM) using the command line.

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

Sophos Update Manager
Enterprise Console 5.1.0
Enterprise Console 5.0.0
Enterprise Console 4.7.0
Enterprise Console 4.5.0

What To Do

Open a command prompt (Start | Run | Type: cmd.exe). The command then takes the form:

Msiexec /l*v C:\logname.log /qb- /i “Location of msi”

The available options are:

Command line switch Description
CREATE_NEW_USER=[0|1] To create a new user, set to 1; to use an existing user, set to 0

IS_NET_API_LOGON_USERNAME_TOKEN

Username (without domain)
IS_NET_API_LOGON_DOMAIN_TOKEN Domain

IS_NET_API_LOGON_PASSWORD

User's password
PASSWORD_VALID_BASE64=1

Optional. Use this switch if:

  • the password was BASE64 encoded and prefixed with "enc:"
  • if you have a password that includes quotes or semi-colons
RMSCFGSRC

Optional.

Location for cac.pem/mrinit.conf
If not set, the installer assumes the location is SUM.MSI

INSTALLDIR

Optional.

Install Location
If not set, the installer assumes “C:\Program Files\Sophos\Update Manager”

ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT=1

Optional

Hides the Update Manager installation from Add/Remove Programs.
Do not include if you want the item to be listed in Add/Remove Programs.

Note: Adding ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT=0 to the installation command will also hide the Sophos Update Manager component in Add/Remove Programs.  Therefore do not include this parameter (with any value) if you want the item to be listed.

The procedure for installing an additional update manager without using a script is described in the Help PDF document for your console version.

 
If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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