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Automating CSA install using SMS or other tools

Has anybody done automated push-installs of CSA to clients. Appreciate if you could share your experience - issues, constratints that you came across.

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Re: Automating CSA install using SMS or other tools

I don't see any issues with this.

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Re: Automating CSA install using SMS or other tools

We put together a little script to do this for us in Windows environments:

(paste this into a command window as one line)

for /F "delims=, tokens=1" %A in (csa.txt) do psexec \\%A -c –s –i “\\server\your-kitname.exe”


1) Download psexec from here:

2) Copy your CSA install kit to a UNC share which your desktops have access to. (DO NOT rename the exe or the install will fail.)

3) Create a text file listing all the hostnames you want to install to named csa.txt (we do this by exporting the OU containing computer names, or exporting DHCP lease data.)

4) Log into a PC with local admin rights to the PC's you need to distribute to. (Genrally the Domain Admin account will have these rights.)

5) open a command window and type the string listed above.


This script doesn't report back installation failures -- check the CSA console after 10 minutes to see which PC's failed to register.

Use at your own risk -- worked nicely for us. Did a 60 user rollout in about 30 minutes, and found spyware on 2 machines immediately.