How do I install the Windows Agent by
using a Group Policy Object and Active Directory?
Network administrators can deploy and install the HeathCheck for Azure Agent for Windows using a small batch file that is pushed using a Group Policy Object (GPO) and Active Directory (AD).
There are three distinct procedures that you must follow to complete the GPO deployment:
To deploy the Windows Agent using GPO and AD, you must first create a network share. You will provision the share with two items:
Note: For more information about file and storage services available on Windows Server, see File and Storage Services Overview on Microsoft TechNet.
next phase of the project involves creating a GPO that a scheduled task will use when it deploys and installs the DMA on network computers.
Open the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) by clicking Run (Windows key + r), then typing gpmc.msc; then click OK.
phase of the project involves creating a scheduled task that will automatically deploy the Windows Agent to all of the network computers that are in the scope of the GPO you created, and then kick off the installation.
Also check the following:
- Ensure that Run whether user is logged on or not is selected. - Ensure that Run with highest privileges is selected. - Ensure that Configure for: is set to Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.