Install host from agent?

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Allan Hall, User (Posts: 11)

Jan 23, 2019 9:03:30 am EST

Tried one time and it didn't work, just wondering if that has changed. Would be really helpful to be connected through the agent and realize I need the host installed for permanent access, click a button and get it installed.


Conrad Sallian, Support (Posts: 2589)

Jan 24, 2019 3:14:58 pm EST

Hello Allan,

Thank you for your message.

Currently, you cannot directly "convert" Agent to Host - this feature is on our wishlist and will be implemented at some point in the future.

However, you can install Host while being connected through Agent. Here is how:

1. Configure a one-click Host installer using the MSI Configurator. If you want to immediately connect to Host after the installation configure the installer to send you access credentials via email. Here is a sample tutorial on how to configure a one-click installer.

2. Copy the one-click installer onto the remote computer (.e.g via the File Transfer mode).

3. Run the installer on the remote computer. You can use the Execute mode. Note that you might need to run the file with admin privileges, the Execute mode window allows you to enter administrator credentials for the remote computer.

Once the Host installation starts it closes the Agent window/session and Host installs itself. You receive access credentials via email and connect to the remote computer, this time to Host.

Note that you can also re-start Agent with admin privileges if all you need is controlling UAC prompt or installing programs using Agent.

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