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Installing the EgoSecure Agent

Preparing the installation: creating the MSI package

Once the Server is installed for the first time, the MSI package is generated automatically with default settings. If settings change is required, configure and then generate an MSI package manually. MSI package is always stored on the Server computer and is regenerated automatically after the Server update.

Generating the MSI package

  1. Navigate to Installation | EgoSecure agents | Create MSI package.
  2. Click Generate MSI.

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    ⇒ The area with the MSI package settings appears on the right.
  3. Enable the settings which must be included in the package.
  4. If you are going to use SSL in the company, you can include an SSL certificate for the Agent to the MSI package via enabling the Add SSL certificate and its private key option and defining a password for certificate protection.
    ⇒ The certificate for the Agent with its private key is added to the MSI package if the certificate with its private key is provided under Administration | Administrator | SSL configuration (EgoSecure Data Protection Console). There are also other ways of distributing SSL certificate to Agents (for details, see the Configuring SSL chapter of the EgoSecure Console Manual).
  5. Click Generate.

► The MSI package is generated on the Server. Once the Sever is updated, the MSI package is regenerated automatically.

Settings included in the MSI package

The following settings are included in the MSI package and are applied on endpoints not waiting for the connection to the Server:

  • Default policies for unknown users under User management | Default policies | Unknown users - currently can be defined only in the EgoSecure Data Protection Console.
  • Client settings under Administration | Clients | Client settings - currently can be defined only in the EgoSecure Data Protection Console.
  • MSI package settings under Installation | EgoSecure agents | Create MSI package.
    For details about the MSI package settings, see the EgoSecure Console Manual.
  • List of permitted EgoSecure servers under Administration | Servers | EgoSecure servers - currently can be defined only in the EgoSecure Data Protection Console.
    Shortly after the Agent installation, only the servers selected with check marks in the A column are permitted to Agents. If the list of server changes (new servers are marked), this list is sent to Agents.

Downloading the MSI package

  1. Navigate to Installation | EgoSecure agents | Create MSI package.
  2. Click Download MSI package.

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Installing the MSI package

Avoiding system conflicts
Make sure that Agent version is NOT higher than Server version. If Agent version is higher, the connection between them cannot be established.

EgoSecure Agent can be installed manually from MSI package. In addition to this, 3rd party software distribution, Microsoft Group Policy can be used to automatically distribute EgoSecure Agents to client computers or users. To download the package, click

  1. If the OS version of Windows 10 is 1507 (build 10240), make sure that Secure Boot is disabled. Otherwise, the Agent fails to be installed. For details, see Disabling secure boot.
  2. Start the ESAgentSetup.exe file.

► Once the EgoSecure Agent is installed and connects to the Server, it appears:

  • In the EgoSecure Data Protection UUX Console under Installation | EgoSecure agents | Install/Update
  • In the EgoSecure Data Protection Console under Computer management/User management | Directory service structure | Own directory | Unsorted folder.
    Make sure the “Own directory” mode support is enabled in the EgoSecure Data Protection Console under Administration | Synchronization | Directory service settings.
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