UserLock Documentation
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Windows Installer package

The UserLock 'Desktop' agent is designed to audit, control and protect workstations, servers and terminal servers. This agent audits all interactive sessions activity on these machines and protects them by applying a user access control policy defined through protected account rules.

This 'Desktop' agent has to be installed on the machines and communicates with UserLock servers to control all open requests for interactive sessions.

The UserLock 'Desktop' agent can be installed manually or automatically deployed through the UserLock console. However you can deploy the 'Desktop' agent through a third-party deployment solution or using Microsoft Group Policies. We provide MSI packages of the 'Desktop' agent for this purpose:

Install the 64-bit package on a 64-bit operating system and 32-bit on a 32-bit operating system. Note that you must run cmd with the "Run as Administrator" option.

By default, communication settings are not configured. You need to specify some MSI properties for the MSI package except if you deploy the communication settings with the UserLock 'Administration template' through Microsoft Group Policies.

Command line example to install the MSI package (32-bit version) silently or to upgrade old version agents previously installed using the Windows console:

msiexec /i ULAgent_x64.msi /qn USERLOCKSERVER=YourUserLockServerName USERLOCKSERVERBACKUP=YourUserLockBackupServerName REBOOT=ReallySuppress

Command line example to upgrade an old agent version (32-bit version) which was previously installed using an MSI package:

msiexec /i ULAgent_x64.msi /qn USERLOCKSERVER=YourUserLockServerName USERLOCKSERVERBACKUP=YourUserLockBackupServerName REBOOT=ReallySuppress REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=vomus

To uninstall the MSI package silently:

msiexec /x ULAgent_x64.msi /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress

Please note

  • Without specifying these communication parameters, agents can't use localized UserLock servers.
  • The command REBOOT=ReallySuppress avoid any reboot which is required for agent operations performed on Windows 2003 Server and XP systems.