Deploy Agent remotely
There are two options for remote deployment of the ERA Agent. You can use a Server task as described below or you can deploy the Agent using GPO and SCCM.
Remote deployment of the ERA Agent using a Server task is performed from the Admin section. You can use the following written instructions in our Knowledgebase article.
Alternatively, you can watch our Knowledgebase instructional video:
NOTE: We recommend that you test mass Agent deployment in your environment before using it to deploy the ERA Agent to large groups of clients. Before testing mass deployment, set the Agent connection interval to your preference.
Click Server Task > Agent Deployment > New to start configuring your new task.
Enter basic information about the task, such as the Name, Description (optional) and Task Type. The Task Type defines the settings and behavior of the task.
NOTE: ERA Server can select the appropriate ERA Agent installation package for operating systems automatically. To choose a package manually, deselect Automatic resolution of suitable Agent and then choose the package you want to use from the list of available Agents in ERA repository.
The Target window allows you to specify the clients (individual computers or groups) that are the recipients of this task. Click Add Targets to display all Static and Dynamic Groups and their members.
Select clients, click OK and proceed to the Trigger section.
Trigger - Determines what event triggers the task.
NOTE: For more information about triggers, proceed to the Triggers chapter.
Advanced settings - Throttling - Throttling is used to restrict a task from being executed if a task is triggered by a frequently occurring event, for example the Event Log Trigger or the Joined Dynamic Group Trigger (see above). For more information, see the Throttling chapter.
Click Finish when you have defined the recipients of this task and the triggers that execute the task.
All configured options are displayed here. Review the settings and click Finish if they are ok. The task is now created and ready to be used.
NOTE: Should you experience problems when deploying ERA Agent remotely (the Server task Agent deployment fails) see the Troubleshooting section of this guide.