Installing the Audit Agent for FTP Delivery

Introduced in 8.6

After you have created an FTP Audit Source, you must perform the next steps: create the installer and install the audit agent on every computer you want audited.

Creating the Windows Installer

TIP: If you want to customize the installation process with post-processing actions, edit the PrepareAuditAgent.cmd before creating the installer. For details, see Customizing the audit agent installer.

To prepare the installable agent for an FTP Audit Source:

  1. Open the properties window for the Audit Source:

    1. In the Sidebar, right-click the Site that contains this source, and select Properties from the pop-up menu.

    2. In the grid under Audit Sources, double-click the desired Audit Source. The properties window for this audit source opens.

  2. Make sure that all FTP settings are specified as needed. When the agent is installed, it will use those settings to deliver audit snapshots.

  3. On the General tab, under Windows Installer, view and optionally change the default schedule for the agent. The Windows Task Scheduler will use this schedule to run the agent. By default, the task will be scheduled to run the audit automatically every day at 12 AM.

  4. Click Create Installer under Windows Installer and specify where to save the AlloyAuditAgent.msi file.

  5. Browse to the destination folder for the Installer. Click Save.

  6. Click OK to close the properties window for this Audit Source.

IMPORTANT: Any changes made in the Audit Profile or updated versions of the installable agents have to be manually re-deployed.

Installing the Audit Agent

When the agent installer is created, deploy it to target computers.

In a Windows domain environment, we recommend you to use Group Policy to distribute the agent installer. If this does not work for you, it is possible to install the agent manually from a command line in the unattended mode:

msiexec /i AlloyAuditAgent.msi /qn

NOTE: By default, the Windows Task Scheduler starts the audit on time only if the network connection is available. Otherwise, the audit will be postponed until the connection is restored.

TIP: If the audit fails, the error details will be available in the audit log file: C:\ProgramData\Alloy Software\Audit Agent\Log.