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Safeguard Authentication Services 4.1.5 - Evaluation Guide

One Identity Privileged Access Suite for Unix Introducing One Identity Authentication Services Installing and configuring Authentication Services Getting started with Authentication Services

Installation Using Msiexec.exe

You can install specific Authentication Services components from the Windows command line using Msiexec.exe, the Microsoft Windows Installer program, which processes product installation files in the .MSI format. You can either double-click the individual Authentication Services component .msi files or you can run msiexec.exe to install, modify, and perform other operations from the Windows command line.

The individual Authentication Services component .msi files, located on the distribution media in the windows folder, are:

  • aducX64.msi - Installs the Active Directory Users and Computers Unix extensions for user and group management on a Windows 64-bit platforms
  • aducX86.mis - Installs the Active Directory Users and Computers Unix extensions for user and group management on a Windows 32-bit platforms
  • cc.msi - Installs the Control Center extension
  • corX64.msi - Installs the core packages on a Windows 64-bit platform.
  • coreX86.msi - Installs the core packages on a Windows 32-bit platform.
  • doc.msi - Installs the User Documentation
  • GpSettingsX86 - Installs the Authentication Services Group Policy settings reporting library used by third parties such as Change Auditor and Group Policy Manager to report on Group Policy settings.
  • gpX64.msi - Installs the Group Policy extension on a Windows 64-bit platforms
  • gpX86.msi - Installs the Group Policy extension on a Windows 32-bit platforms

You can use the following properties on the command line when installing the individual Authentication Services components:

Table 23: MSI properties
MSI Property Description
INSTALLFOLDER Specifies the directory where you want to install the package. (Core X86 only.)

Default: %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Quest Software\Authentication Services

INSTALLDESKTOPSHORTCUTS Specifies whether or not to install desktop shortcuts.

Default: 0 (Do not install desktop shortcuts)

INSTALLSTARTMENUSHORTCUTS Specifies whether or not to install Start menu shortcuts.

Default: 0 (Do not install Start menu shortcuts)

ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT Specifies whether or not to add an entry in the Uninstall or change a program interface (Add/Remove Programs) for each individual component (ADUC, Group Policy, Control Center and Docs).

Default: 0 (Add entry in Add/Remove Programs.)

NOCHANGEPSPOLICY Specifies whether or not to allow PowerShell execution policy modifications. (Core X86 only.)

Default: 0 (Allow PowerShell policy modifications)

The following procedures show examples of using the MSI Properties from the Windows command line.

To install Authentication Services Windows components using Msiexec.exe

  1. To install the Control Center, enter the following:
    msiexec /i cc.msi

    Note: Run msiexec -help to see the full command syntax.

  2. To specify the install directory path for the core packages, enter:
    msiexec INSTALLFOLDER=%SystemDrive%:\<Directory> /i coreX86.msi

    Note: By default, the installation directory is:

    • On Windows 64-bit platforms:
      %SystemDrive%:\Program Files\Quest Software\Authentication Services
    • On Windows 32-bit platforms:
      %SystemDrive%:\Program Files (x86)\Quest Software\Authentication Services

  3. To install the Control Center and create a Desktop icon for it, enter:
    msiexec INSTALLDESKTOPSHORTCUTS=1 /i cc.msi
  4. To install the Control Center and create a Start menu shortcut for it, enter:
    msiexec INSTALLSTARTMENUSHORTCUTS=1 /i cc.msi
  5. To install the ADUC extensions and add a separate entry in the Uninstall or change a program interface for it, enter:
    msiexec ARPSYSTEMCOMPONET=0 /i aducX64.msi

    Note: Setting ARPSYSTEMCOMPONET to 1 prevents the application from displaying in the Uninstall or change a program interface (Add/Remove Programs).

  6. You can apply several MSI properties simultaneously, as in the following example:
    Msiexec.exe INSTALLFOLDER=C:\foo INSTALLDESKTOPSHORTCUTS=1 INSTALLSTARTMENUSHORTCUTS=0 ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT=1 NOCHANGEPSPOLICY=1 /i corex86.msi

    If you run this command line, the Core X86 package will be installed into C:\foo, icons will be added to the Desktop, but no Start menu shortcut will be added. Furthermore, this package will not be listed in the Uninstall or change a program interface (Add/Remove Programs) and the PowerShell Execution Policy will not be updated.

To uninstall Authentication Services components from the Windows command line

  1. To uninstall the Control Center, enter the following:
    msiexec /uninstall cc.msi

    Notes:

    You can specify either /uninstall or /x.

    If you manually install MSI files, take care to uninstall them in the reverse order that they are installed. For example if you install CoreX86 and AducExtensionsx86 remove them in this order: AducExtensionsx86, then Corex86.

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