Windows GPO Installation

Create your GPO:

Utilize the "Software installation" option in Group Policy Management Editor under Computer Configuration > Policies > Software Settings to deploy the msi installer to the client.

Note: The GPO installation method requires the Site information applied to the endpoint via registry settings as the .msi will not read the clientsettings.cfg. See the below information about creating a registry entry for this ahead of deployment, or incorporate it into your install GPO.

If you would like to use a pre made GPO there are 3 GPO objects in the UIllinois domain for use. Use these GPO Objects at your own discretion:

“CITES-EPM-IEM_Client_Install_Only” If you choose to use this GPO you will still need to use a separate policy or create a new Policy to write in the Site Settings for complete installation. I will keep the client version up-to-date on this GPO as new revisions are released.

"CITES_EPM-IEM_REG_Settings_ONLY" If you choose to use this GPO you need to export it (backup) and import them into a blank GPO that belongs to your unit, then you *must edit the Site setting to your site information.

"CITES-EPM-IEM_Client_Install_With_REG" If you choose to use this GPO you need to export it (backup) and import them into a blank GPO that belongs to your unit, then you *must edit the Site setting to your site information. The MSI file will be updated upon each release, however it will not be set to perform updates for the client. 

The GPO registry settings set the following: (Computer Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Registry)

Site

Hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key path SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BigFix\EnterpriseClient\Settings\Client\Site
Value name value
Value type REG_SZ
Value data YOUR SITE VALUE

 

 

Auto select

Hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key path SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BigFix\EnterpriseClient\Settings\Client\__RelaySelect_Automatic
Value name value
Value type REG_SZ
Value data 1

 

 

Fallback relay

Hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key path SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BigFix\EnterpriseClient\Settings\Client\_BESClient_RelaySelect_FailoverRelay
Value name value
Value type REG_SZ
Value data http://temrelay-outside.cites.illinois.edu:52311

 

 

Download cache to 5GB

Hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key path SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BigFix\EnterpriseClient\Settings\Client\_BESCLient_Download_DownloadsCacheLimitMB
Value name value
Value type REG_SZ
Value data 5000