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Does Alloy Discovery allows MSI agents creation?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:40 am
by borzoi
Hello everybody,
does Alloy Discovery allow creating client agents in MSI format, so that we can deploy using Active Directory GPO?
And, if so, does Alloy Discovery allow, in both 5 and 6 versions?

Re: Does Alloy Discovery allows MSI agents creation?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:38 pm
by tccwrd
I believe during the installation the packages are extracted to a folder. From there can you do what you want with them?

Re: Does Alloy Discovery allows MSI agents creation?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:05 am
by borzoi
tccwrd wrote:I believe during the installation the packages are extracted to a folder. From there can you do what you want with them?


Perhaps I wasn't able and explain :D
Alloy Discovery got a server component, and generates agents to deploy on clients to collect data.
YES, I know Alloy Discovery is agentless in an AD domain using domain admin credentials, but I don't know if SNMP has to be enabled on clients (administrative burden) and if extensiveness of collected data is equal to using deployed agents (Alloy support team, is there anybody out there? :D).
Since only way to easily deploy anything on all clients using GPOs is having an MSI installer to "assign" (.exe using "publishing" or scripting is unpracticable), question is relevant...

Re: Does Alloy Discovery allows MSI agents creation?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:22 pm
by tccwrd
Yup, I did misunderstand.

YES, I know Alloy Discovery is agentless in an AD domain using domain admin credentials, but I don't know if SNMP has to be enabled on clients (administrative burden) and if extensiveness of collected data is equal to using deployed agents.

What does SNMP have to do with auditing computers?

(Alloy support team, is there anybody out there? :D).

They rarely monitor the forums. You should contact them directly.

Since only way to easily deploy anything on all clients using GPOs is having an MSI installer to "assign" (.exe using "publishing" or scripting is unpracticable), question is relevant...


I still don't understand why you are unable to allow the application to do what it does.