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Windows Installation Instructions

Installing the client with MSI

You can use the Microsoft Installer (MSI) version of the client to interpret the package and perform the installation automatically. The MSI is available from your Bigfix administrator and is provided as a part of the on-boarding process.

 To install the Windows client perform the following steps:

  1. Copy the BigFixAgent.msi program to a folder (c:\temp) of a Windows system.
  2. Run the BigFixAgent.msi program in one of the following ways:
    • msiexec.exe /i c:\<folder name>\BigFixAgent.msi /qn
      The /qn command performs a silent installation.


Installing the client manually

You can install the BigFix client manually by running the Client installer on each computer. Use this method to install the client on a small number of computers. Run this sequence of steps to run the client installation:

  1. You can install the client using one of the following methods:
    • Log on to the computer with administrator privileges and copy the Bigfix archive containing the setup.exe, masthead.afxm, and clientsettings.cfg to the local computer (C:\temp).
  2. After you have copied the Client folder to the target computer, double-click setup.exe from that folder to launch the installer.
  3. After the welcome panel, you are prompted for a location to install the software. You can accept the default or click Browse to select a different location.
  4. After the files have been moved, click Done to exit the installer. The BigFix Client application is now installed and will automatically begin working in the background. Repeat this process on every computer in your network that you want to place under BigFix administration.