3.1.3 Distribute OPSWAT Client to Devices

OPSWAT Client can be deployed in many different ways. Here are the most common options.

To install OPSWAT Client directly on a device:

  1. Go to your Dashboard in the OPSWAT Central console.

  2. Click the Add Devices button at the top of the screen.

  3. Click on the "Download OPSWAT Client for distribution".

  4. Download either the installer or portable client.

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The download link is shareable. You can send the download link to your users to download installers by themselves.

Push with Active Directory:

  1. Go to your Dashboard in the OPSWAT Central Management console.

  2. Click the Add Devices button at the top of the screen.

  3. Click on either the "Download OPSWAT Client for distribution" or "Download OPSWAT Client SDK for OEM only".

  4. Download the appropriate client (typically the MSI file).

  5. Identify or create an accessible network share location.

  6. Copy the MSI file to that location (do not change the file name).

  7. Using Group Policy Manager, create a GPO with appropriate scope, and link it to an OU.

  8. Create software installation for Computer Configuration and/or User Configuration. Provide the full UNC path to the .MSI file.

  9. Enable and deploy the policy.

More information on how to use Active Directory to distribute OPSWAT Client: Can I use Active Directory to distribute, enforce or audit MetaAccess usage?

Other common techniques:

  1. Add OPSWAT Client directly to your golden image for new systems.

  2. Distribute OPSWAT Client with your software deployment or distribution tool.

More information on how to create a golden image containing OPSWAT Client: Can MetaAccess be distributed using a golden image, cloned VMs or AMIs?

If you have reached the limit of devices that can be monitored by your account (25 devices for free accounts), please contact sales to purchase additional devices.