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Using the SolarWinds LEM Local Agent Installer Non-interactively

You can run the LEM agent installer non-interactively in software distribution policies or local logon scripts. This method is also an alternative to the Remote Agent Installer in large deployment scenarios.

You cannot use the remote agent installer for this procedure. If you are installing the agent on a Windows system, use the local installer.


There are three steps to using the Local Agent Installer to install the LEM Agent non-interactively. Each step is described in detail in the sections below.

  1. Create the setup.* installer file for the operating system running on the computer hosting the LEM agent. The installer file extension is unique for each Windows operating system.
  2. Configure a custom file that contains your environmental variables.
  3. Run the LEM agent installer non-interactively.

For more information about installing and running the SolarWinds LEM agent, see Use the SolarWinds LEM remote agent installer.

Create a setup file for the LEM agent installer

  1. Download the installer from the SolarWinds Customer Portal:
    1. Log in to the Customer Portal.
    2. Navigate to the License Management page.
    3. Locate LEM in the product list, and then click Choose Download.
    4. Find the appropriate installer on the list.

      Use the local agent installer file. Do not use the remote agent installer because it will not work for this procedure.

  2. Extract the contents of the installer ZIP file to a local or network location.
  3. Copy setup.* to a known location.

Configure a custom file

  1. Open a text editor and create a file with the following two lines, followed by a carriage return:



    /* Remove this third line and replace it with a carriage return. The third line needs to be blank. */


    • <LEMManagerHostname> is the hostname or IP address of the LEM appliance.

    • <n> is 0 or 1. Specify 0 if USB defender should not be installed, or 1 if USB defender should be installed.

  2. Verify that a blank line with a carriage return follows the INSTALL_USB_DEFENDER entry.

    A blank line with a carriage return after the INSTALL_USB_DEFENDER entry is required for the file to work correctly.

    The contents of the file should look similar to this:



  3. Save the file as in the same folder as the setup.* file.

Run the LEM Agent installer non-interactively

  1. Save setup.* and in the same folder.

    UNC paths should not be used during this installation.

  2. Run the command, setup -i silent using the active resource directory that matches the folder that contains the two installer files. The command immediately returns to the command prompt.

    For Windows, right-click the installer file and select Run as administrator. Linux will require a root user for the agent install.

    Append the file extension to the setup command in operating systems other than Windows. For example, use setup.bin -i silent for Linux installations.

    The LEM agent starts automatically and continues running until you uninstall or manually stop the agent. It begins sending alerts to your LEM Manager immediately. For LEM agents on computers running Windows, the LEM agent also appears in Add/Remove Programs.


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11:27, 28 Aug 2017