Administrators can remotely deploy a client application to a large number of machines via Active Directory Group Policy by assigning a user logon script to a Group Policy Object. After installing the client, each user must enter credentials to authenticate to WS_FTP Server.
The Ipswitch Client Installer must be run as Administrator.
Always test the remote deployment on non-production computers before installing the client on your users' computers.
To install via Active Directory Group Policy:
msiexec /i \\[sharename]\[sharepath]\[executable].msi /q DRIVER_NAME="xftWSFTPDriver.dll" DEFAULT_HOSTNAME="[Ad Hoc Transfer server address]" DEFAULT_SECURE="TRUE" DEFAULT_PORT="443"
You cannot use the
Connection_ properties (for example,
CONNECTION_PASS) as those are for configuring a specific user. Users must enter their credentials to authenticate to WS_FTP Server after logging onto Windows. See Silent Install of the Ad Hoc Transfer Plug-in for Outlook for the complete list of install properties and their usage.
You must install all requirements before running the installer, otherwise the client will not install properly.
After you run the silent install, the default values in the table above can be found in the following folder on the end user's computer:
C:\ProgramData\Ipswitch\Ad Hoc Transfer Plug-in for Outlook\DefaultClientRepositorySettings.xml
By default, the installation is for "All Users" on the computer. When an end user launches the client or the MOVEit Connector, the default settings information is copied to that user's settings file, so that each user has a settings file. The name of the currently logged on user is added to the settings file. Each user will need to enter their MOVEit password (and possibly their username) to complete the configuration.
For more information on entering the username and password, see End User Configuration.