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Installing OCS Inventory NG Part 2

As we continue deploying OCS Inventory NG in our network we now must install the agents on our Windows and Linux systems. We at least need to get the agent installed on one Windows system to use the packaging system to deploy the packages. For this post we will just show how to install the agents. Let’s start with installation of a Windows agent.

Download the Windows agent from here and unzip the file. Once the file has been extracted, double-click on OCS-NG-Windows-Agent-Setup.exe to start the installation.

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The installation wizard will start running, click next to move forward.

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Click I Agree to agree to the license agreement.

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Now we are at the choose components screen. We will leave the default selections that are selected for us and click next to continue.

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Now we are prompted for the address or FQDN (Fully Quailified Domain Name) of the OCS Inventory NG Communication server. Enter in the correct value for your installation. This should look like http://your_OCS_server/ocsinventory. Leave the validate certificates box checked and click next.

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Next we have choices for the agent itself. By default none of the boxes are checked. If this is good for you then, click next to continue on with the install. For our installation I have chosen to Do not register Systray applet and Immediately launch inventory boxes.

Next choose destination folder, “C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent” by default (“C:\Program Files (x86)\OCS Inventory Agent” under Windows 64 bits), and click “Install” button.  The installation will progress and will bring up a Finish screen when complete. Click “Finish” button to close OCS inventory NG Agent Setup.

For verification that the system has logged in just open http://your_OCS_server/ocreports, click on the All Computers icon and the system should be in the table that is displayed.

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Stay tuned for part 3 where we will cover installing the Linux agent.

One Response to “Installing OCS Inventory NG Part 2”

  1. newlife007 says:

    I am glad to here positive responses to the posts. It is always hard to find information on items that are not common. That’s the main goal I have for the posts. Keep checking back I have alot of items coming in future posts for other programs and integrating them with others.

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