Deployment Architecture

Setting deployment-client clientName programmatically during Windows forwarder install?

Path Finder

I am testing automatic/silent install of the Universal Forwarder under Windows. As documented here, I can do a silent install and point the forwarder at my Deployment Server. However, there's no obvious way to set the clientName from the deployment-client stanza of deploymentclient.conf.

It seems silly to use the silent installer only to turn around and copy over one of the files created by the installer in order to add this, and we've got a well-established system of using this field for serverclass.conf.

Does anyone know of a programmatic way to set this field so I can keep my install nice and automated?

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I might be missing something but couldn't you echo the line you wanted in to the file?

echo servername=%computername% > c:\program...\serverclass.conf

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Path Finder

Yes, I can just echo the values I want into the file, or even more simply, copy a replacement file into place. I was hoping to limit the install to a single msiexec execution, but expanding it to a batch file with support files isn't all that much worse. I have been pleasantly surprised by command line options I didn't expect in the past, though, and was hoping for that here.

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