In order to deploy Pulseway agents on systems in network there are various options available:
1. Using built-in Network Discovery and Deployment
Using built-in 'Discovery and Deployment' module which is available for you in Pulseway WebApp. For more details how to use this module, please check out the following article. And for troubleshooting use the following instructions.
Note: In order to use this module, you will need to deploy one Pulseway agent in each subnet to discover and install Pulseway agent on all systems in that subnet if admin share is accessible on all systems.
This method is especially suitable for mass deployment as several systems can be selected and the deployment initiated simultaneously for all of them.
2. Using MSI Installer
This is another simple method for deploying the Pulseway Agent. The MSI File for the installation can be downloaded in the section shown below -
The "Downloads" section has MSI Files for all supported OS and their different architectures -
While downloading an MSI, Pulseway asks for the Organization, Site and Agent Group of the required installer, so as to provide a customized file for those specifications.
Once the Org/Site/Agent group is specified, Pulseway provides the option to directly download the MSI and also to obtain a download link to the MSI.
This download link eliminates the need to attach a whole Installer file to an e-mail. You can simply share the MSI download link with Customers over e-mail, who can deploy the Agent onto their systems with ease.
3. Using GPO
If systems are in Active Directory environment, then there is the option to deploy Pulseway agent using GPO policies.
In this case, at first we create multiple Organizations-Sites-Groups from the Pulseway WebApp using the following instructions. And once all Organizations-Sites-Groups are created, then from the Pulseway WebApp -> Onboarding -> Downloads page generate installer and download it or copy the download link for the installer which is pre-configured to register with specific group. Then place this installer in shared folder which is accessible from all systems or use URL in a script if internet access is available for all systems.
If required, create multiple GPOs for different Organisational Units using different installers for specific groups.
In GPO place a PowerShell startup script as follows:
msiexec.exe /i "URL_for_the_Pulseway_installer_or_UNC_Path" /qn
Note: if URL is used, then GPO will install the latest version of Pulseway.
4. Using PsExec.
In this case, PsExec will be used instead of GPO. And all the instructions is as in previous step.
And PS script is as follows:
psexec \\remote-pc -u "DOMAIN\Administrator" -p "password" cmd /c "msiexec /i "URL_for_the_Pulseway_installer_or_UNC_Path" /qn ALLUSERS=1"
Note: ALLUSERS parameter should be used if the system is in Active Directory environment.