Run the LEM Remote Agent Installer non-interactively for large Windows deployments

The Remote Agent Installer allows you to install the LEM Agent on multiple Windows computers without the need to step through an installation wizard. Once installed, the LEM Agent automatically starts and connects to the LEM Manager.

See LEM Agent pre-installation checklist: Prepare to deploy LEM Agents for Agent download information and a pre-install checklist.

To install the LEM Agent unattended on non-Windows systems, see Run the LEM Local Agent Installer non-interactively for large Windows deployments

Installation notes for the Remote Agent Installer

  • The Remote Agent Installer is Windows-only.

  • You will need a user account with privileges to write to Windows administrative shares such as C$:\ or D$:\
  • LEM Agents are installed to the following folders:


    Installation Folder





  • If you are installing LEM Agents on the far end of a WAN link, copy the Remote Agent Installer executable to the end of the WAN link and run it there. This will avoid using your WAN bandwidth to copy LEM Agents multiple times.

  • A reboot is not required

Run the LEM Agent installer for Windows

  1. Extract the contents of the installer ZIP file to a local or network location.

  2. Run setup.exe.

  3. Click Next to start the installation wizard.

  4. Accept the End User License Agreement if you agree, and then click Next.

  5. Enter the hostname of your LEM Manager in the Manager Name field, and then click Next. Do not change the default port values.

    Use the fully qualified domain name for your LEM Manager when you deploy LEM Agents on a different domain. For example, enter

  6. Confirm the Manager Communication settings, and then click Next.

  7. Specify whether or not you want to install USB-Defender with the LEM Agent, and then click Next. The installer will include USB-Defender by default. To omit this from the installation, clear the Install USB-Defender option box.

    SolarWinds recommends installing USB-Defender on every system. USB-Defender will never detach a USB device unless you have explicitly enabled a rule to do so. By default, USB-Defender simply generates alerts for USB mass storage devices attached to your LEM Agents.

  8. Confirm the settings on the Pre-Installation Summary, and then click Install.

  9. Once the installer finishes, it will start the LEM Agent service when you click Next.

  10. Inspect the Agent Log for any errors, and then click Next.

  11. Click Done to exit the installer.

The LEM Agent continues running on your computer unless you uninstall or manually stop it. It begins sending alerts to your LEM Manager immediately.

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